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Cross-post: I don’t usually post selfies, but that’s about to change. OR, some things #scientistswhoselfie and #sketchyourscience have in common.

In the spirit of expanding the reach and of science communication and engagement conversations happening within and beyond the Communications and Engagement Section, we are going to start re-posting and cross-posting content from C&E Section members. If you would like to have one of your projects or blog posts featured in this series, contact us! Meanwhile, here’s a cross-post from…

#Sketchyourscience a hit at #ESA100…so what?

#sketchyourscience at #ESA100 settled it. This will be an #ESASciComm tradition for years to come! pic.twitter.com/Ta8YIVo5BZ — CommNatural/BGMerkle (@commnatural) August 17, 2015 At ESA’s annual conference/meeting (#ESA100) our section had a booth at which we encouraged folks to sketch their science. We were blown away by how many people enthusiastically did so.

#SketchYourScience takes off after ESA 2014 workshop

It’s happening! Multimedia SciComm is catching on, and our workshop participants are chief vectors for distributing the bug. Our last post was about Johanna Varner and the research she does on pikas. Inspired by Johanna’s own sketches, produced during our workshop, the Pikas on Ice post featured some delightful pika sketches by Jennifer Landin. Pikas on Ice! http://t.co/8awa46SayY Nice Ecotone…

2021 Annual Meeting

#ESA2021 went virtual, too. #ESA2021 was fully virtual, according to this announcement from ESA.  Whether online or in-person, we are committed to centering inclusion and underrepresented voices in the programming the C&E Section contributes to at the annual meeting and always. Please contact us directly (or anonymously through our website contact form) if you have anything you’d like us to…

2020 Annual Meeting

#ESA2020 has gone virtual. #ESA2020 will be fully virtual, according to this announcement/FAQ doc from ESA. If you’re debating about registering and attending, this discussion on Dynamic Ecology may provide some considerations. The deadline for dropping a talk at ESA 2020 was June 4th. Have suggestions for making ESA more engaging through a virtual platform? Please contribute to the list…

2019 Annual Meeting

#ESA2019 Discussions around the 2019 annual meeting (#ESA2019) brought numerous, important issues to the fore of ESA governance. Your C&E officers participated in several ways, including 1) serving on an ad hoc committee convened immediately after ESA 2018 by 2019 Meeting Chair, Ryan McEwan (aims to use ESA 2019 to inform long-term policy recommendations for future meetings), 2) joining the ad hoc…

#MySciComm: Johanna Varner on the personal interactions that make a big difference

This week, Johanna “Pika Jo” Varner responds to the #MySciComm questions! We’re thrilled to share her story with you, not least because she was the originator and on-going inspiration for our annual #SketchYourScience activity at the C&E Section booth at annual meetings.   Johanna Varner is an ecologist who studies how climate change affects pikas, small mammals closely related to rabbits….

Annual Meeting

#ESA2021 has gone virtual. #ESA2021 will be fully virtual, according to this announcement from ESA.  Whether online or in-person, we are committed to centering inclusion and underrepresented voices in the programming the C&E Section contributes to at the annual meeting and always. Please contact us directly (or anonymously through our website contact form) if you have anything you’d like us…

ESA 2018 Wrap-Up

Wowza, ESA 2018 was epic! There were nearly 40 sessions that related to communication and engagement, careers, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Your C&E Section officers led, co-organized, or presented in 10 sessions, and section members were active in several more. We also led an invited workshop for ESA’s first career fair, held as part of the annual meeting. And,…