ESA Communicating Science Workshop – Travel Awards Available

ESA Member Opportunity

Attend the Inaugural
ESA Communicating Science Workshop
**Travel Awards of up to $200.00 will be given to each attendee as a supplement for travel costs.**

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 November 2, 1:00pm-5pm – November 3, 8:00am-4pm

 Bowie State University 

Center for  Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing

4000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD 20715-9465

Attend and hone your science communication skills. Learn how to effectively communicate your science to Members of Congress, media, and the public.



ESA Communicating Science Workshop


The ESA Communicating Science workshop is designed to address the needs of ecologists to communicate scientific information in a variety of public and professional interactions. This workshop will build participants confidence and skill set for public engagement with media, Congress, and other audiences. It also provides a professional development opportunity to develop broader impact skills.

Participants receive these benefits:

Up to a $200.00 travel award ($200.00 overnight award or a $100.00 commuter award)
Certificate of completion
Invitation to participate in the inaugural Communicating Science alumni network


This workshop provides the basics of science communication and public engagement by using multiple workshop segments with training presentations followed by small group work and practice.

Participants will learn:

Communication Basics
How to interact with Congress
How to communicate with media
How to use social media to complement research
Upon completion, participants will be able to:

Describe their science to a non-technical audience
Identify a few highlights of their science to share
Tailor their message for various audiences
Use plain language to communicate science

The ESA Communicating Science workshop funding is provided by Wiley Publications and distributed by the ESA Governing Board. We are pleased to offer this workshop at no cost to participants and additionally provide travel awards for members.



Space is limited, and participants must be able to attend the entire training. Participants must be an ESA memberr. Upon completion of the workshop, participants are asked to visit their Member of Congress in their state or district.



Contact Alison Mize, director of public affairs, or Julia Marsh, public affairs officer, for more information.