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20 November 2017

Science communication and policy workshops at #AGU17

Being able to effectively communicate your science is a crucial skill, no matter the audience. We’re offering two workshops, from general communication, to storytelling via multi- and social media. Register today!

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6 November 2017

#TalkClimateNow: Having Conversations about Climate Change

Waiting for that opportunity to talk about climate change with friends and family? That time is now!

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24 October 2017

Tell a science story at Fall Meeting with Story Collider!

By Shane M Hanlon The Story Collider is excited to be hosting a storytelling event at AGU’s Fall Meeting in New Orleans on the night of Thursday, 14 December, as part of AGU’s Sharing Science programming at the meeting. We’re seeking true stories about your personal experiences about Earth and space science, especially those related to New Orleans and Louisiana, to be included in the show. These must be science …

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23 October 2017

Geoscientist and singer-songwriter shares her creative side at AGU’s Open Mic Night – and you can, too!

Want to show off your creative side at AGU17? Perform at Open Mic Night!

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16 October 2017

Public outreach: Be mindful, not fearful

By Shane M Hanlon  One of the most important things to think about when reaching out, especially through means such as social or classic media, or writing letters to media outlets or journals, is that these mediums are public. What you say will be able to be seen by a wide audience and will be available to reference forever. This can be viewed as a barrier to prevent scientists from …

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9 October 2017

Share your science during Earth Science Week!

This week is the perfect time to start/expand your scicomm & outreach adventure!

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28 September 2017

#dataviz – The (not really) new form a scicomm

Data can be more than numbers on a spreadsheet. It can tell a beautiful story.

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21 September 2017

Scicommer: Have message, will travel.

Why don’t departmental seminar series include scientists who do scicomm? I think they should.

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28 August 2017

Communicating uncertainty in research to the public

By Madeleine Jepsen. This is the second of a two-part series on communicating uncertainty.  Whether it’s a congressman drafting legislation or a family member asking about your research at Thanksgiving dinner, explaining uncertainty in research to a lay audience is an important part of science communication. Recently, Joseph Guillaume, a postdoctoral fellow at Aalto University, published an analysis of how uncertainty is verbally communicated in scientific publications using abstracts from …

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23 August 2017

Communicating uncertainty in research papers

What do scientists mean when they say “uncertainty?”

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21 August 2017

Scicomm & scipol are becoming integral parts of conferences

SciComm at conferences has always been a thing. Now it’s a big thing.

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7 August 2017

Sharing Science is at ESA 2017!!!

Are you in Portland at ESA2017? So is (part of) Sharing Science!

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4 August 2017

Do you wanna write a blog post?!

We’re looking guest contributors to our blog!

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24 July 2017

Humanizing scientists via #AlongsideScience

Scientists have interests outside of science. #AlongsideScience helps to showcase those interests.

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19 June 2017

Wait, what’s #scijack & what’s it have to do with #scicomm?

By Shane M Hanlon Over the past month, I have noticed a new type of #scicomm emerging. It’s not through a new technology, rather, it’s exploiting an existing one. Spurred by the Tweets of President Donald Trump, scientists and science-enthusiasts alike have begun to insert science facts, or #scijack, into tweet threads responding to President Trump, as well as other prominent political figures. The idea is this – many, many …

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8 June 2017

Scientists Find Clouds full of Lollipop-Shaped Crystals

Some clouds are filled with lollipops (not really, but close)! A new Drawn to Geoscience by JoAnna Wendel.

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6 June 2017

So…you wanna host a Twitter takeover?

By Shane M Hanlon Recently, a new word has entered my lexicon: rocur. I’ve actually had discussions with colleagues responsible for copy editing and marketing about using this word, mainly along the lines of, “that’s not a word.” This has made me realize I’ve migrated from one bubble of scientific research in conservation biology to another that’s focused on communication, policy, and social media. So what does “rocur” mean? Well, …

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24 May 2017

Lucy Jones: scientists need to create “scientifically-defensible” stories

Scientists have an obligation to communicate what they know in a way that ensures it can be understood and acted upon by policymakers, seismologist Lucy Jones told attendees at the JpGU-AGU joint meeting this week.

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22 May 2017

Sciencing & Social Media

This is a cross post from Dr. Paige Jarreau’s blog From the Lab Bench. You can find the original here. This week, I helped Shane M. Hanlon at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Sharing Science program give a webinar on Sciencing and Social Media. We talked about what social media platforms are, how scientists are using them, and how to integrate more effective science communication practices (for example, engagement over “information-dumping”). Following the formal …

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15 May 2017

Our power to inspire and encourage

By Janine Krippner As soon as I learned that ‘volcanologist’ was a real job, I wanted to be one. I knew no scientists in my hometown of Te Awamutu, New Zealand, but I was lucky enough to have a Mum who told me I could be anything I wanted to be. Not everyone gets that kind of encouragement, though, and that’s why I think it’s important for those of us …

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