The How We Respond project launched from AAAS includes a report and multimedia stories that highlight the ways U.S. communities are actively and effectively responding to climate change, in particular at the local, state and regional levels, and the critical role of science and scientists in their response. Section members Emily Cloyd (AAAS) and Kika TuffRead more about Member Highlight: Emily Cloyd & Kika Tuff part of team launching AAAS’s new How We Respond projcet[…]
C&E Section Member Nyeema Harris is a wildlife ecologist at the University of Michigan. Harris and her colleagues recently published a paper on their camera study in West Africa in Conservation Letters. Harris’s camera survey documented human pressures on mammals in protected areas. It is the first wildlife camera survey in the West African countriesRead more about Member Highlight: Surprising results of Nyeema Harris’s camera trap surveys in West Africa are featured by UMichigan[…]
From the incomparable writer, Maria Popova, and her wide-ranging, powerful Brain Pickings site, comes a brief, thought-provoking “taxonomy” of the three levels of good science writing. Don’t stop at this article – her site is a treasure trove of big ideas, compelling quotations from science writers renown and obscure, and more.
A discussion of the relationship between social science research philosophy, methodology, and methods and conservation, written in response to a Methods in Ecology and Evolution special feature on qualitative methods for conservation. The paper specifically emphasizes the importance of a clear distinction between the reality of qualitative data versus the notion of qualitative methods. Excerpt fromRead more about Resource of the Week: Expanding the role of social science in conservation[…]
In this article in the journal Natural Sciences Education, faculty from Kansas State University describe a watercolor training assignment that enhanced undergraduate ornithology students’ ability to identify several species of waterfowl.
Last year, we featured two #MySciComm posts by co-founders of Plant Love Stories, and at #ESA2018, we hosted Plant Love Stories at our booth at the Annual Meeting. Now, we’re highlighting a related publication informed by that project: a commentary in the journal Plants, People, Planet (published by the New Phytologist Trust). They write: We haveRead more about Resource of the Week: Curing “Plant Blindness” vs. Growing Plant Love[…]
ClimateOutreach.org is, according to their website, “Europe’s leading climate change communicators, bridging the gap between research and practice and helping to widen engagement across a broader spectrum of society.” Until August 19, 2019, they are accepting participants for a climate change project to investigate the impacts of training on people’s daily-life conversations about climate change. TheyRead more about Resource of the Week: How to Have a Conversation about Climate Change[…]
Jennifer Landin, a scientific illustrator and NC State professor, has launched an online group focused on research on the use of visuals/art in science education. She aims to connect and create a community across the art, communication, science, and education fields. VASE (Visual Arts in Science Education), with the goals of: 1) sharing ideas amongRead more about Resource of the Week: Join the new online research community ‘Visual Arts in Science Education’[…]
The C&E Section’s 2018 annual report was submitted to ESA in July 2019. The report is available for viewing and download on the section reports/bylaws page. You’ll see, as you read the annual report, that there are a number of initiatives and ideas in the works for the next year. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing,Read more about 2018 Annual Report[…]
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[…]