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 shareRead more about Resource of the Week: Science Talk (an organization, conference, blog & more)[…]
#ESA2016 is in full swing, and #ESASciComm is a big topic this year. Between our smashing success #upgoESA Ignite session….
— Holly Menninger (@DrHolly) August 9, 2016
…and our dynamic interactive scicomm workshop…
— Joan Meiners 🐝🚴♀️ (@beecycles) August 9, 2016
Connecting and communicating about the conference via social media? Here are our hashtag recommendations: #ESASciComm & #ESA2016.
Next, the following email newsletter was recently sent to all #ESASciComm Section members, along with non-members on our mailing list. If you’ll be/are at #ESA2016, please connect with us! Read more about 2016 Annual Meeting …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
It’s happening! Multimedia SciComm is catching on, and our workshop participants are chief vectors for distributing the bug.
Our last post was about Johanna Varner and the research she does on pikas. Inspired by Johanna’s own sketches, produced during our workshop, the Pikas on Ice post featured some delightful pika sketches by Jennifer Landin.
— Pika Jo Varner (@johannavarner) September 8, 2014
Now, Johanna and her colleagues Nancy Huntly and Erin Gleeson have taken the idea of #SketchYourScience well beyond themselves and their own study species.
Today in the Hyatt hallway, I passed a colleague with an imposing nametag terraced by four colors of ribbon. He is an ESA donor, a moderator, and two other things I can’t recall (possibly a juggler).
This year my nametag has a ribbon, too.
It’s a regular reminder that even though scicomm workshop 15 is done, my duty to communicate ecology’s stories remains.
The media label has a storied root – medium: an artistic material or form; the happy state between two extremes; the substrate where organisms grow in a lab.
It feels like an encouragement to explore new forms of expression: to try, for example, sketching conference notes as illustrations – a departure from my usual writerly toolkit.