Moving from why we communicate to improving how we do it
The C&E Section empowers ecologists to better communicate the stories of our science (including stories about the people doing the science) in creative, compelling and innovative ways.
The C&E Section works toward two central goals: 1) professionalizing science communication efforts within and beyond ESA and 2) providing mentorship to ecologists interested in trying out, or transitioning to careers in, science communication.
A vibrant Communication & Engagement community exists within ESA - the C&E Section was founded to recognize, support, and celebrate this. C&E present powerful opportunities within science careers and beyond. There are diverse entry points and skillsets, and the C&E Section is here to help you figure it out.
C&E Section leadership co-facilitated a discussion around teaching science communication as part of ESA’s Water Cooler series. Follow this link for a list of valuable resources.
Receiving only one nomination for this role, we are delighted to introduce to you the C&E Section’s new Chair-Elect: Dr. Elizabeth Cook. Elizabeth’s nomination is posted below, so you can get to know her better. She will assume the Chair-Elect role in August, when Bob Newman (current chair-elect) transitions into the role of Chairperson andRead more about Announcement: New Chair-Elect, Elizabeth Cook[…]
Recognition of important work matters. Since our inception, the Communication and Engagement Section has intended to offer awards to recognize the intellectual, scientific, and civic contributions made by ESA members active in public engagement and science communication. For years, our section has worked toward being able to put money, and the credibility of a professionalRead more about NEW: Awards for Science Communication from C&E Section[…]
We Rep STEM “believe[s] science is for everyone and […]want to celebrate everyone in the field — NOT just the loudest people in the room. This website aims to celebrate STEM minorites — people of colour, professionals with disabilites, members of the LGBTQ community, Indigenous researchers, women of all races, scientists in niche areas of expertiseRead more about Resource of the Week: We Rep STEM + Juneteenth[…]
This statement was first distributed to our members via our monthly newsletter, issued 3 June 2020. We are posting it here for posterity, and to hold ourselves accountable to continued efforts toward justice and equality in the spheres we have influence. Dear Section Members & Friends, We write to you today in solidarity with andRead more about Black Lives Matter (first posted 6/3/2020)[…]
C&E Section leadership co-facilitated a discussion around storytelling and misinformation as part of ESA’s Water Cooler series. Follow this link for a list of valuable resources on the intersection of storytelling, emotion, misinformation, and science communication.
Raise your hand, sign up, and contribute your vision to the Communication & Engagement Section as an officer! Nominations for Chairperson-elect are open, according to the following schedule. March 15-April 15: nomination period (Submit your self-nomination here!) April 16-30: voting period May 1: announcement of elected officers Annual meeting: transition from current to newly electedRead more about Nominate Yourself for C&E Section Chair-Elect![…]
The How We Respond project launched from AAAS includes a report and multimedia stories that highlight the ways U.S. communities are actively and effectively responding to climate change, in particular at the local, state and regional levels, and the critical role of science and scientists in their response. Section members Emily Cloyd (AAAS) and Kika TuffRead more about Member Highlight: Emily Cloyd & Kika Tuff part of team launching AAAS’s new How We Respond projcet[…]
C&E Section Member Nyeema Harris is a wildlife ecologist at the University of Michigan. Harris and her colleagues recently published a paper on their camera study in West Africa in Conservation Letters. Harris’s camera survey documented human pressures on mammals in protected areas. It is the first wildlife camera survey in the West African countriesRead more about Member Highlight: Surprising results of Nyeema Harris’s camera trap surveys in West Africa are featured by UMichigan[…]
From the incomparable writer, Maria Popova, and her wide-ranging, powerful Brain Pickings site, comes a brief, thought-provoking “taxonomy” of the three levels of good science writing. Don’t stop at this article – her site is a treasure trove of big ideas, compelling quotations from science writers renown and obscure, and more.