October 14, 2015

Sharing Science Week

Posted by Laura Guertin

As everyone is busy celebrating the theme of Visualizing Earth Systems for Earth Science Week, AGU has declared this same week as Sharing Science Week! What is the purpose of Sharing Science Week?

Goal — Reach out to non-scientists to share your science in accessible and exciting ways. Sharing information about your science and why it matters is a great way to inspire people, explain why investing in research is important, and raise the profile of your work. — from Sharing Science Week website

Many of us are probably doing our part already this week to share our science, whether it be through a department seminar, holding a Skype session with a K-12 classroom, or writing a blog post that makes the content and significance of our science research accessible to the widest possible audience. The AGU website has excellent links with helpful information on ways to reach out, identifying potential audiences and partners, giving a presentation, utilizing social media, and talking to the press. You may also want to check out the posts AGU’s blog, The Plainspoken Scientist, a blog about science communication, for scientists. Bookmark these pages and visit them often, as we all have a role we can play in getting generations young and old inspired by science!

And if you are in San Francisco for the AGU Fall Meeting this year, be sure to check out the many events scheduled for 2015 around the theme of “sharing science” – http://sharingscience.agu.org/agu15/.