20 November 2017

Science communication and policy workshops at #AGU17

Posted by Shane Hanlon

By Shane M Hanlon

Me at a Sharing Science workshop at Harvard University.

We are all busy preparing for AGU17, whether you’re a scientist who’s presenting at the meeting, a staff member like myself who’s developing programming, or anyone in between. We in the Sharing Science program are excited for another FULL WEEK of workshops, events, and activities. While most of our events are pop-in style, our two half-day workshops require folks to sign up. Check out the descriptions below and register today!

Communicating Science with Any Audience (Sunday, 10 December, 8:00am – 12:00pm) – This interactive workshop for scientists at all communication experience levels will focus on some of the more difficult aspects of communicating science, including strategies for getting started, tips for engaging various audiences, and advice on avoiding potential pitfalls. Small group discussions and mock interviews will offer veteran communicators and novices alike the chance to practice creating and delivering messages about their science. Space is limited and advance signup is required. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/y9llmugg

Science Storytelling in Multimedia (Sunday, 10 December, 1:00pm – 5:00pm) – Scientists will learn firsthand in this interactive workshop how to tell stories about science and how to present those stories using multimedia, from photography and audio to videos. After basic instruction, participants will have an opportunity to (briefly) develop their own project or video and will then receive feedback from the expert presenters as well as other attendees. Participants particularly interested in photo/video are encouraged (but not required) to bring their own camera equipment. Space is limited and advance signup is required: http://tinyurl.com/y7nyy5ld

-Shane M Hanlon is a Senior Specialist in AGU’s Sharing Science program.