ESA Member Opportunity: Attend the ESA Southwestern Chapter Communicating Science Workshop, June 7

ESA Member Opportunity

Attend the ESA Southwestern Chapter
Communicating Science Workshop
**Travel Awards of up to $200.00 will be given to each attendee as a supplement for travel costs.**
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 June 7, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
 Northern Arizona University, 1100 S Beaver Street
Attend and hone your science communication skills. Learn how to effectively communicate your science to Members of Congress and the public.


ESA Communicating Science Workshop


The ESA Communicating Science workshop is designed to address the needs of ecologists to communicate scientific information in a variety of public and professional interactions. This workshop will build participants confidence and skill set for public engagement with media, Congress, and other audiences. It also provides a professional development opportunity to develop broader impact skills.

Participants receive these benefits:

  • Up to a $200.00 travel award ($200.00 overnight award for those traveling more than 90 miles or a $100.00 commuter award for those who live between 45-90 miles from Flagstaff)
  • Certificate of completion

Read the blog from an ESA member who attended a previous communication training workshop, “Member’s Perspective: Standing Up for Science Funding on Capitol Hill.”


This workshop provides the basics of science communication and public engagement by using multiple workshop segments with training presentations followed by small group work and practice.

Participants will learn:

  • Communication Basics
  • How to interact with Congress

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe their science to a non-technical audience
  • Identify a few highlights of their science to share
  • Tailor their message for various audiences
  • Use plain language to communicate science


The ESA Communicating Science workshop funding is provided by Wiley Publications and distributed by the ESA Governing Board. We are pleased to offer this workshop at no cost to participants and additionally provide travel awards for members.


Space is limited, and participants must be able to attend the entire training. Participants must be an ESA member. Preference will be given to those who, in addition to being as ESA member, are also members of the ESA Southwestern Chapter. Other ESA members may attend if space is available on a first come, first served basis. Upon completion of the workshop, participants are asked to visit their Member of Congress in their state or district.


Contact Alison Mize, director of public affairs, for more information.