#Sketchyourscience a hit at #ESA100…so what?

#Sketchyourscience a hit at #ESA100…so what?

At ESA’s annual conference/meeting (#ESA100) our section had a booth at which we encouraged folks to sketch their science.

We were blown away by how many people enthusiastically did so.

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#ESA100 SciComm Socializing

#ESA100 SciComm Socializing

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[…]

Drawn to Ecology: How sketch notes can enhance your science experience

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.

Researchers have demonstrated that drawing (even without training) can:

There is even evidence that collaboration between scientists and artists may result in better science.

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Tips for Enhancing SciComm Inclusiveness

Tips for Enhancing SciComm Inclusiveness

The author's accessibility considerations were accommodated by being able to work remotely (telecommunting) on her dissertation.
The author’s accessibility considerations were accommodated by being able to work remotely on her dissertation.

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

Ecological SciComm at the Frontier

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 your meeting preparations? It’s as simple as signing up for Workshop 10854: Communicating Science Vividly.

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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

Make a difference in ESA SciComm! Volunteers needed for…

Make a difference in ESA SciComm! Volunteers needed for…

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 (hart3@fas.harvard.edu) 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…[…]

Save the date: 3 conference activities to launch the new ESA SciComm section

Save the date: 3 conference activities to launch the new ESA SciComm section

 

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