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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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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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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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15 September 2017

Connecting Science to Policy in New York

A group of student scientists went to meet with their congressional member. This is what happened.

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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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26 June 2017

A scicommer leaves Washington (temporarily)

By Shane M Hanlon I’m the Senior Specialist in AGU’s Sharing Science program. I giggle to myself on occasion when I hear it said aloud, not because of anything specific with the title or my duties therein, but because I am most comfortable with another title – scientist. I have a PhD in biology with a focus in disease ecology and ecotoxicology. I came into science communication and policy through …

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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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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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17 April 2017

Harnessing the communicative power of art in science education

“From a young age, I began to understand that artists describe and interpret the world around them. In this way, they perform a task quite similar to that of a scientist.”

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