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.
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)[…]
Effective November 2018, The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America will accept submissions for consideration in a new section dedicated to Communicating Science. All articles published in the series are free to publish and freely available via open access. This new space in the journal provides ESA members interested in communication and engagement aRead more about Member Highlight: New Publishing opportunity as The Bulletin of ESA launches “Communicating Science” section[…]
New Web Articles on National Parks in the History of Science National parks in the United States have hosted some of the most significant and influential research projects in ecology and other fields. Many of those studies have launched new lines of inquiry, revealed new taxa, informed foundational ideas in a variety of disciplines, providedRead more about Member Highlight: New Articles on Role of National Parks in History of Ecology & More[…]
#ESA2016 is in full swing, and #ESASciComm is a big topic this year. Between our smashing success #upgoESA Ignite session….
— Holly Menninger (@DrHolly) August 9, 2016
…and our dynamic interactive scicomm workshop…
— Joan Meiners 🐝🚴♀️ (@beecycles) August 9, 2016
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 if you’re using a mobile device) for details.
Looking to expand your toolbox? Curious to test the waters of science communication for the first time?
Either way, you’ll want to tap into the wide-ranging SciComm Resource Guide curated by us – the ESA Communication & Engagement Section. Read more about Advancing Ecology SciComm: A Resource Guide from ESA’s SciComm Section …
Enhance your sketching toolkit at the #ESA100 “Communicating Science Vividly” workshop!
Guest post by Bethann Garramon Merkle
Everyone can sketch – even you.
— Pika Jo Varner (@johannavarner) August 10, 2014
Researchers have demonstrated that drawing (even without training) can:
- aid learning & memorization
- help clarify what you know
- enhance research methodology
- improve value of student assessments
- enhance creativity and problem solving
- enhance communication efforts
Guest post by Elita Baldridge
Part of being an effective science communicator is making certain that all of your audience is able to interact with your message.
Taking into consideration conditions or disabilities that your audience or a fellow presenter might have helps to extend your reach while facilitating inclusion of those with chronic illness/disability.
As an ecologist with a chronic illness, I’m personally and professionally interested in making ecology more inclusive. Science communication is one way for a chronically ill ecologist to remain active in the scientific community. Read more about Tips for Enhancing SciComm Inclusiveness …
It’s that time of the year – time to get your brain into ESA Annual Meeting Mode.
You’re furiously finishing that data analysis in prep for a talk or poster.
You’re checking out the Conference Program and getting your schedule in order.
You’re registering for the meeting and arranging meet-ups with colleagues and collaborators.
How about adding science communication to your meeting preparations? It’s as simple as signing up for Workshop 10854: Communicating Science Vividly.
Inspired by the rallying call at the 2013 Annual Meeting to better connect our science to society, and the overwhelming enthusiasm for our 2014 SciComm workshop and petition to launch an ESA SciComm Section (done!), we’ve organized another hands-on workshop for attendees of this year’s Annual Meeting. Read more about Ecological SciComm at the Frontier …