Monday, August 4, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
203 C, Midwest Airlines Center
COS 11 - Public Outreach of Ecological Concepts
1:30 PMEcoRaft: A series of interactive museum exhibits to help grade school children learn about restoration ecology
Bill Tomlinson, University of California, Irvine, F. Lynn Carpenter, University of California, Irvine, Riley T. Pratt, University of California, Irvine, Kristin C. Young, University of California, Irvine, Calen C. May-Tobin, University of California, Irvine
1:50 PMCatching the public’s eye: The promise of visual communication in natural science education and awareness
Danielle Svehla, University of California, Oscar F. Clarke, University of California
2:10 PMIssue-driven environmental education: Ecology, conservation, economics, and social sciences on Catalina Island, California
Carlos L. De la Rosa, Catalina Island Conservancy, Aaron Morehouse, Catalina Island Conservancy, Rich Zanelli, Catalina Island Conservancy
2:30 PMTalking as if invasive species mattered: Communicating to narrow the gap between scientists and the lay public
Wei Ying Wong, Brown University
2:50 PMThe California Environmental Legacy Project: A collaborative effort among scientists, educators, and media professionals to enhance understanding of environmental change
James W. Baxter, California State University, Sacramento, Jeffrey W. White, Humboldt State University, Kit Tyler, American Mercury Motion Pictures, David Scheerer, Humboldt State University
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMTranslating wildlife research into effective community outreach and education
Luanne Johnson, Antioch University New England, Beth A. Kaplin, Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Antioch University New England, Stephen DeStefano, USGS-BRD
3:40 PMThe pedagogy of ecology
Mieczyslaw Remin, University of Silesia
4:00 PMAgricultural pollination research at a land grant university: Opportunities to communicate ecological concepts to lay audiences
Julianna Tuell, Michigan State University, Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University
4:20 PMNuisance algae in streams: Public perception versus environmental impact
Vicki J. Watson, University of Montana, Michael W. Suplee, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Mark Teply, Larix Systems, Inc.
4:40 PMEcological forestry training: Linking research and education to impact conservation in the longleaf ecosystem
R. Kevin McIntyre, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Steven B. Jack, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Robert J. Mitchell, The Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway

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