EventsFriday, February 05, 2016 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Opportunities for public communication of science
Panel discussion featuring:
Michelle Kortenaar, Director of Education, Sciencenter @Sciencenter
Linda Rayor, Entomology, founder of Insectapalooza @NaturlistOutrch
Merry Buckley, Communications Manager, Baker Institute for Animal Health @merrybuckley
Sonja Skelly, Director of Education, Cornell Plantations @CUintheGarden
Moderated by Bruce Lewenstein, Professor of Science Communication
Friday, 5 February, Warren 101 @4:30 pm-free and open to the public
This panel marks the start to the intensive weekend Comm 5660 Science Communication Workshop where enrolled participants trained in the sciences learn to communicate effectively-especially about controversial topics-with non-scientists such as policy makers, political stakeholders, the media, and the general public. Activities include role-playing, mini-lectures, hands-on practice writing press releases and other outreach materials, real-time practice being interviewed for the media, and discussion with invited speakers.
As Bruce says:
"On Saturday, we start right out with writing for the public through press releases and blogs. You’ll get practice. Plenty of practice. Sunday is devoted to constructing a message and delivering it in a broadcast media interview. Throughout the weekend we’ll also meet other scientists and science communicators, learning from their experience."