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Resource of the Week: Teaching Science Communication

    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.        

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Black Lives Matter (first posted 6/3/2020)

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 and affirmation of our fellow Black…

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Member Highlight: New Publishing opportunity as The Bulletin of ESA launches “Communicating Science” section

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 a platform for publishing articles on…

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Member Highlight: New Articles on Role of National Parks in History of Ecology & More

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, provided “real-world” complements to laboratory studies,…

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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 — 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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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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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 — 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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Tips for Enhancing SciComm Inclusiveness

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…

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Ecological SciComm at the Frontier

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…

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