IGN 15
Science Communication

Friday, August 15, 2014: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
313, Sacramento Convention Center
Chris Lortie, York University
Sandra Chung, NEON, Inc.
Amber Budden, DataONE, University of New Mexico
There have always been ecologists and students of ecological science with a strong interest in getting people of all ages to appreciate, even delight in the ways life interacts with other life and the environment. At the same time, the art and science of science communication and education have grown increasingly more sophisticated and nuanced as developments from the Information Age has revolutionized the way humans communicate with new tools and habits. Connecting people with our science is both easier and more challenging to do than ever - there's a broad range of tools and creativity to deploy, and increasingly subdivided attention spans to tap into. Here are some tools and strategies to consider as you explore ways to connect your science with different audiences.
 Careers in science communication
Eve Rickert, Talk Sciene to Me
 Engaging K-12 students with place-based climate change research
Johanna Varner, University of Utah; Diane Crim, Salt Lake Center for Science Education; Niki Hack, Salt Lake Center for Science Education
 Lights, camera, real science in action: Using video to share science
LeeAnne French, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
 Using screencasts effectively for online instruction
Amber Budden, DataONE, University of New Mexico
 Teaching science to those who do not want to learn it
Elizabeth F. Waring, Texas Tech University
 Communication is a two-way street: Ecologists must learn to listen too
Madhusudan Katti, California State University, Fresno
 Let me tell you a story: Engagement through storytelling
Stacy Rebich-Hespanha, University of California; Sarah M. Menz, Chatham University
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