Travel Support for #ESA2019

Travel Support for #ESA2019

Travel Support for #ESA2019 The information in this section is directly quoted from information provided by the 2019 Program Chair and Program Coordinator. We are posting it here to archive it. Deadlines may or may not have passed – contact funding sources directly. ESA Annual Meeting Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Workshop organizers are invited toRead more about Travel Support for #ESA2019[…]

Prep your nomination materials: officer elections are coming up!

Prep your nomination materials: officer elections are coming up!

In 2018, we shifted the election period from August to March, with the intention of enabling newly elected officers to register for the annual meeting at early bird rates. At this year’s annual business meeting, which we held virtually on December 6, that is what we proposed to do again in 2019. After the businessRead more about Prep your nomination materials: officer elections are coming up![…]

September/October 2018 newsletter

September/October 2018 newsletter

Our latest newsletter is out! Check it out for an update about ESA 2018 and 2019 annual meetings, the most recent posts in our MySciComm, Lit Review, and Resource of the Week series, and more. And, click here to subscribe directly. — Here’s more information about the difference between our newsletters and our blog publications.

#ESA2018: Mentoring Opportunities & Travel Awards

#ESA2018: Mentoring Opportunities & Travel Awards

esa-2018-small

Looking forward to ESA 2018, there are two mentoring opportunities, as well as a travel award! Note that the travel award for those looking for support for invited speakers (not for your own individual travel). Read on for details about:

  1. SEEDS program seeks mentors (commitment just during #ESA2018)
  2. Early Career mentorship program seeks mentors (during #ESA2018)
  3. New travel award: Annual Meeting Diversity and Inclusion Travel Award

Read more about #ESA2018: Mentoring Opportunities & Travel Awards

Wanted: You! Nominations now open for 2018-2020 chair-elect position

Wanted: You! Nominations now open for 2018-2020 chair-elect position

(Photo by Bethann Garramon Merkle, ©2018) As we mentioned in the April newsletter, nominations are now open for the next Communication and Engagement Section chairperson-elect. If you are looking for a way to enhance your scicomm skills while contributing to others’, this is a fantastic opportunity. It’s also a great way to learn more about howRead more about Wanted: You! Nominations now open for 2018-2020 chair-elect position[…]

You’re planning an #ESA2018 session related to communication and/or engagement? Let’s coordinate!

You’re planning an #ESA2018 session related to communication and/or engagement? Let’s coordinate!

We’re spearheading a multi-section/committee coordination effort. The aim is to help ensure great attendance at, and wide-ranging coverage of topics relating to, comm & engagement sessions at #ESA2018. So we’d love to know: Are you planning a session that in some way relates to themes of communication and/or engagement? Such themes include (but aren’t limitedRead more about You’re planning an #ESA2018 session related to communication and/or engagement? Let’s coordinate![…]

#MySciComm: On the @ESA_org blog, Series Editors discuss what #MySciComm is and why it matters

#MySciComm: On the @ESA_org blog, Series Editors discuss what #MySciComm is and why it matters

By way of resuming the #MySciComm series after a brief pause for #ESA2017, we’re delighted to share with you a recent commentary from #MySciComm series editors. ESA published a version of this commentary on its EcoTone blog during #ESA2017. In case you missed it, we’re republishing it here.

As of today, stay tuned, every other week, for a great fall series of MySciComm!


20170802_MySciComm_EcoTone header image_bw.jpg

Recent #MySciComm contributors rocking the #scientistselfie; see end of post for image credit.

ESA SciComm Section puts the human element front-and-center in #MySciComm blog series and #ESA2017 workshops and special events 

Science Communication is an emerging career path with diverse entry points and skillsets. Have you ever read about a science writer, filmmaker, or blogger and wondered, how in the world did they get THAT job? Or more importantly, how in the world can I get that job?

The ESA Science Communication (“SciComm”) Section was founded to address these questions and more. The section helps ecologists apply best practices in science communication and empowers ecologists to better communicate the stories of science (including stories about the people doing the science) in creative, compelling, and innovative ways. In addition to resources and workshops, the SciComm Section publishes a blog series – #MySciComm – that addresses two core section efforts.

We are committed to professionalizing science communication efforts within and beyond ESA and providing mentorship to ecologists interested in trying out, or transitioning to careers in, science communication.

The #MySciComm series works toward these goals by providing a platform where science communicators can be candid about their work and what it takes to do it. #MySciComm contributors range from journalists to filmmakers, from those at private institutions to public universities, from trained formally to self-taught. Each post ends with advice and resources for people looking to build a career in science communication.

Read more about #MySciComm: On the @ESA_org blog, Series Editors discuss what #MySciComm is and why it matters

#ESA2017 Recap: ESA wants your feedback, loads of #SciComm activities, #SciArt, meetings & more

#ESA2017 Recap: ESA wants your feedback, loads of #SciComm activities, #SciArt, meetings & more

A lot of great opportunities came up during #ESA2017. These include the Section identifying several volunteer positions and opportunities, looking ahead to #ESA2018 (help us plan and collaborate for next year!), developments in our governance and long-range planning (see our About page for updates), and new officers (meet them here)! You can stay up toRead more about #ESA2017 Recap: ESA wants your feedback, loads of #SciComm activities, #SciArt, meetings & more[…]

#MySciComm: taking a break for #ESA2017

#MySciComm: taking a break for #ESA2017

We’re taking a break from the MySciComm series while we focus on the ESA annual meeting. If you’re in Portland, check out our awesome list of Section-sponsored and other SciComm happenings. Whether you’re in Portland or following the conference from afar, we’ll be posting meeting-related updates and session live-tweets in several places: here on ourRead more about #MySciComm: taking a break for #ESA2017[…]