SciComm 101

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Sponsors: Florida Museum, iDigBio, and Thompson Earth Systems Institute

About: Science communication, also known as science interpretation, education, or outreach, is an important tool for sharing research discoveries and the nature of science with public audiences. Science communication helps build trust in and support for science. It also helps individuals become informed decision-makers by providing them with science-based knowledge and resources. Given its importance, science communication experience is often sought by employers, funding agencies, and more.

In this free workshop we will help prepare you to develop effective broader impacts proposals for National Science Foundation grants. Attend this workshop to enhance existing science communication skills and develop new tools for sharing your research.

When: January 31 - February 1, 2020 (8:00am - 5:00pm)

  • Day one: Face-to-face science communication skills
  • Day two: Digital story telling

Where: The Florida Museum (3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611)

What is required to complete the workshop? 
Participants must attend both days of the workshop. Additionally, they must apply skills from the workshop by participating in one face-to-face and one digital science communication opportunity sponsored by the workshop organizers. Participants will have up to one year from the workshop to participate in their two science communication opportunities. 

What will be provided at the workshop? 
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Presenter materials, including tips sheets, how-to guides, and more, will also be provided. 

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Start Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, February 01, 2020 (All day)
Florida Museum