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23 April 2018
By Sonia Stephens How can we build better tools to communicate about coastal risks? As a technical communicator, I’m interested in how we can make scientific information more understandable and meaningful for different audiences. One of the things I study is how interactive risk visualization tools are made. That is, I study how these tools are developed: who does the design and development, what choices they make about design and …
5 April 2018
By Shane M. Hanlon In mid-2014 we launched our Postcards from the Field campaign through our shiny-new Tumblr account where we asked you to share stories and photos from your field experiences. We’ve also created calendars from postcard images voted on by our members and the public. It’s that time of year again. Flowers are blooming, trees are greening, and scientists are prepping for field season. Whether you’re in the middle of a field season or preparing for …
15 February 2018
Narwhals, narwhals, swimming in the ocean…
12 February 2018
Our podcast is back and this time we’re talking about performing science at the edge of glaciers!
5 February 2018
By Shane M Hanlon Our job in Sharing Science is to help scientists communicate more effectively. Turns out that we’re not the only ones who understand the value of this endeavor. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognizes that “…climate change doesn’t communicate itself.” So, they’ve released a pretty great guide. Of note, they touch on six main principles: Be a confident communicator Talk about the real world, not abstract …
20 December 2017
Fall Meeting was awesome.
4 December 2017
It’s almost here. The time of year we all wait for with baited breath. FALL MEETING!
20 November 2017
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!
28 September 2017
Data can be more than numbers on a spreadsheet. It can tell a beautiful story.