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.