At ESA’s annual conference/meeting (#ESA100) our section had a booth at which we encouraged folks to sketch their science.
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 …
Next week’s theme: mmixxx, mix, mix, and mingle! If you aim to connect with fellow SciComm buffs and advocates, you will have loads of opportunities at #ESA100. Of course, there’s the SciComm Section workshop, “Communicating Science Vividly.” We’re also curating a list of SciComm-related activities being held throughout the annual meeting. And on an informal note,Read more about #ESA100 SciComm Socializing[…]
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 …
In anticipation of the Baltimore meeting, we’re seeking volunteers for three SciComm efforts. 1. Help us staff the Science Communications Section booth in the exhibit hall (shared with the Education and Policy sections). Please email Clarisse Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a 1-hour time slot you are willing to contribute during exhibit hours (Monday through Thursday 11am-1:30pm; 4-6:30 PM). 2.Read more about Make a difference in ESA SciComm! Volunteers needed for…[…]
We’re delighted to confirm approval of a new ESA section devoted to Science Communication!
Click here for complete details, including section by-laws.
Three important dates to note (all taking place during the 2015 annual ESA meeting) are as follows: Read more about Save the date: 3 conference activities to launch the new ESA SciComm section …