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Notes: 2016 SciComm section meeting

The ESA SciComm Section’s annual meeting took place during the ESA annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The meeting was held August 10, 2016. The meeting notes are available for view and download. The meeting notes are archived on the section reports/bylaws page. You’ll see, as you read the meeting notes, that there are a number of initiatives and ideas…

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#SciComm resource round-up

#ESA2016 is in full swing, and #ESASciComm is a big topic this year. Between our smashing success #upgoESA Ignite session…. UM GUYS, #upgoESA was TRENDING on the Twitters! #scicomm FTW! #ESA2016 pic.twitter.com/NA2YgEEVWf — Holly Menninger (@DrHolly) August 9, 2016 …and our dynamic interactive scicomm workshop… Great #scicomm workshop & feedback on my outreach writing at #ESA2016 Thx to C.Hart @DrHolly…

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Wanted: SciComm Section Officer Nominations

Looking for a way to enhance your scicomm skills while contributing to others? Then, nominate yourself for an #ESASciComm officer position! Officer nominations are now open and we’ll hold elections in October. If you are interested in running for section chair, chair-elect or secretary, please review the section by-laws for information about officer duties. Feel free to email current Section Chair, Dr….

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2016 Annual Meeting

Connecting and communicating about the conference via social media? Here are our hashtag recommendations: #ESASciComm & #ESA2016. Next, the following email newsletter was recently sent to all #ESASciComm Section members, along with non-members on our mailing list. If you’ll be/are at #ESA2016, please connect with us!

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Contributor Guidelines

The Communication and Engagement Section blog posts feature multimedia scicomm and engagement projects, book reviews, ESA conference reflections, and lots more. If you want to know when new content and tips are posted, visit the blog home page, scroll to the bottom, and subscribe! Contributors wanted for the #MySciComm series, the Lit Review series, and general posts. See sidebar (or footer…

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#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.

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#ESA100 SciComm Socializing

Next week’s theme: mmixxx, mix, mix, and mingle! If you aim to connect with fellow SciComm buffs and advocates, you will have loads of opportunities at #ESA100. Of course, there’s the SciComm Section workshop, “Communicating Science Vividly.” We’re also curating a list of SciComm-related activities being held throughout the annual meeting. And on an informal note, there are a few SciComm-specific…

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Drawn to Ecology: How sketch notes can enhance your science experience

Enhance your sketching toolkit at the #ESA100 “Communicating Science Vividly” workshop! Guest post by Bethann Garramon Merkle Everyone can sketch – even you. Sketching in the field to complement data collection? #doodling4science #outofthebox #scicomm #ESA2014 #pinkjuniper pic.twitter.com/VxEzvMpGbn — Pika Jo Varner (@johannavarner) August 10, 2014 Researchers have demonstrated that drawing (even without training) can: aid learning & memorization help clarify what you…

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