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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 covering the science and impacts of…

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Resource of the Week: Atomic Hands ASL accessibility for STEM

According to their website, Atomic Hands‘ mission is: “Atomic Hands is committed to increasing public accessibility to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through American Sign Language and fostering collaboration and networking opportunities among current and future Deaf STEMists.” Their website includes resources for communities, K-12 schools, and universities, along with ASL Stem dictionaries and more.

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Resource of the Week: Online Course on ‘Communicating with Limited English Proficiency Populations’

  This free, online course from the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (University of Washington) addresses how to engage with limited English proficiency populations. Overview excerpted from their website: Description In emergencies, limited English proficient populations are one of our most vulnerable populations. Communicating effectively can be challenging due to language, cultural, technological, and logistical barriers. This 90-minute webinar…

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Resource of the Week: Hubspot webinar on The Science of Social Media

Excerpt from website: “Social media effectiveness shouldn’t rely on luck. Too long have superstitious, unicorns-and-rainbows myths dominated the field. The culmination of years of research, this webinar presents a framework for reliable social media success. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how to build your reach, engineer contagious ideas and measure your results, through data-backed, scientifically-proven best practices.”

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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 share their expertise. This gathering offers…

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#MySciComm: Marty Downs on finding a home in the field of science communication

This week, Marty Downs responds to the #MySciComm questions!  Marty is the Deputy Director of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Communications Office, based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara.  She manages internal and external communications for a network of over 2000 environmental scientists and 28 diverse research sites. Marty began her career…

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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 to new audiences and how she…

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Resource of the Week: BioRender

Excerpt from the website: “BioRender is a web app that enables scientists in biotech, biopharma and academia to create and share professional science figures in minutes (instead of hours!) using our scientifically accurate image library. We work with teams at Genentech, Sanofi, Johns Hopkins, Stanford and many emerging biotechs who use BioRender to make science figures way faster, better and cheaper in order to…

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