I love conferences. But, during every scientific symposium I experience moments that leave me in stupefied disbelief. Why?
At any given scientific conference innocent scientists are exposed to abysmally bad presentations. Since I’m unaware of a law that requires great science to be presented in a mind-blowingly boring way, this post highlights key elements of a presentation that can easily be enhanced.
Adorable and fuzzy, American pikas (Ochotona princeps) have become the spokes-critter for the consequences of climate change in alpine areas. These little fuzzballs, more closely related to rabbits than rodents, are specialized for living on the rocky slopes of mountains. They’re very sensitive to hot summer temperatures, and so, as temperatures are predicted to rise, pikas face a perilous future.
Wednesday, August 13, Convention Center Rm 202, 6:30-8 p.m. Troubleshoot, share, collaborate and (re)connect with workshop participants; open to everyone, including those who did not participate in the workshop
Workshop participants hard at work turning science articles into story, drafting headlines & ledes #scicomm #ESA2014 pic.twitter.com/hruw0QrzuB — Holly Menninger (@DrHolly) August 10, 2014 This is a one-stop shop for the PowerPoint presentations, release forms, and other materials from our workshop. If you’re looking for something and don’t see it, just let us know. PresentationsRead more about Materials from 2014 workshop: Advancing ecocomm through multimedia[…]
This resource guide is meant to inspire and empower – not only are there great examples, but we’ve provided practical advice about why, how, and when each media type can help you get your message across. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License. Please review the license terms beforeRead more about Multimedia SciComm Resource Guide[…]
We are very intentionally offering a ‘tapas’ style taster of different ways you could communicate your science, and there will be a strong emphasis on storytelling. We want you to walk away with a sense of the unique strengths of these different media for powering science communication, and to develop some sense of preference for what you might be interested in exploring more in the future.
Plan on having lots of fun, and trying lots of new things!
*This list is dynamic, and in-development. Feel free to make suggestions (use the comments section or contact us directly) re additional resources and great examples that should be included. INTERACTING WITH THE MEDIA Tips for dealing with reporters Tips for PR (public relations) writing Writing a Press Release: Death by Six-Shooter Peter Campbell, Public Information Officer –Read more about Resources: Science journalism[…]
*This list is dynamic, and in-development. Feel free to make suggestions (use the comments section or contact us directly) re additional resources and great examples that should be included. INTERVIEW PREP Fantastic interview prep tips from Michelle Nijhuis