Resource of the Week: Utilizing Social Media in the Classroom

Resource of the Week: Utilizing Social Media in the Classroom

LSU’s Science Communication Specialist, Dr. Paige Jarreau, shares advice about using social media in the classroom. Excerpt: “In college classrooms, faculty of all fields try to find new ways to engage students and help them gain more experience communicating in the science world. Some of them turn to social media. Science Communication Specialist for LSU CollegeRead more about Resource of the Week: Utilizing Social Media in the Classroom[…]

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

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 aRead more about Member Highlight: New Publishing opportunity as The Bulletin of ESA launches “Communicating Science” section[…]

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

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, providedRead more about Member Highlight: New Articles on Role of National Parks in History of Ecology & More[…]

Resource of the Week: Webinars from Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting

Resource of the Week: Webinars from Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting

Excerpt from website: “Metcalf Institute webinars feature leading scientists, policy makers, and communicators in a variety of fields to help news consumers make sense of complex science and environment issues.  The seminars are archived on Metcalf Institute’s YouTube channel. Metcalf Institute webinars are part of our Climate Change and the News Initiative, developed to assist journalists in coveringRead more about Resource of the Week: Webinars from Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting[…]

Resource of the Week: Science Talk (an organization, conference, blog & more)

Resource of the Week: Science Talk (an organization, conference, blog & more)

  Excerpts from website: “Science Talk is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization […]  ​It was the brainchild of a small group of science communication professionals who saw a need to gather others and help elevate science in the region.” “Each year we organize a conference where scientists, journalists, celebrities, politicians, students, and anyone who loves science can convene and shareRead more about Resource of the Week: Science Talk (an organization, conference, blog & more)[…]

Resource of the Week: Dr. Raychelle Burks’ #InclusiveSciComm keynote address

Resource of the Week: Dr. Raychelle Burks’ #InclusiveSciComm keynote address

Excerpt from website: “Dr. Raychelle Burks is an analytical chemist at St. Edwards University who develops new forensic methods for detecting drugs and explosives. She’s an active science communicator on social media, podcasts, and other popular media including the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science. Burks will discuss her successful approaches for bringing science toRead more about Resource of the Week: Dr. Raychelle Burks’ #InclusiveSciComm keynote address[…]

Resource of the Week: LiveNote app – an orchestra performance idea for conference keynotes

Resource of the Week: LiveNote app – an orchestra performance idea for conference keynotes

Image: screenshot from the article Excerpt from the article: “I don’t know if scientific conferences are ready for their own version of LiveNote, but if the Philadelphia Orchestra could figure out a way to work with Drexel University engineering faculty to be at the front of technology innovation and implementing new ideas, is it thatRead more about Resource of the Week: LiveNote app – an orchestra performance idea for conference keynotes[…]

Resource of the Week: The Dangers Of Hidden Jargon In Communicating Science

Resource of the Week: The Dangers Of Hidden Jargon In Communicating Science

Image: screenshot from the article Excerpt from the article: “…the most dangerous kind of jargon isn’t the kind we notice. It’s the kind that slips by. When technical definitions hide behind words we use in everyday speech, the opportunities for miscommunication abound. The expert thinks she has been clear; the recipient thinks he has understood.Read more about Resource of the Week: The Dangers Of Hidden Jargon In Communicating Science[…]

Resource of the Week: “This article won’t change your mind and the facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs”

Resource of the Week: “This article won’t change your mind and the facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs”

Image: screenshot from the article Listen to the audio version This article delves into scientific explanations for the truth in this quotation (in the article): “A man with a conviction is a hard man to change,” [Leon] Festinger, Henry Riecken, and Stanley Schacter wrote in When Prophecy Fails, their 1957 book about this study. “Tell him youRead more about Resource of the Week: “This article won’t change your mind and the facts on why facts alone can’t fight false beliefs”[…]