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Communicating Your Science (Dauphin Island Sea Lab, AL)

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Science Communication , Stakeholder Engagement

Priority Issue(s):

Community Resilience , Ecosystem Integration , Habitat Conservation , Nutrient Impacts , Water Quality

Host Partner(s):

Weeks Bay Reserve


 Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Shelby Auditorium, 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL 36528


calendar icon9/13/2016



Max Applicants:


This workshop is full. Please contact jacqueline@weeksbay.org if you would like to be placed on a waiting list. Thank you!

This workshop will be held from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Registration is required. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To register, click "Register Online" at the top right corner of this page.

Download a flyer here.

Participants in this workshop will learn how to:

  1. Identify key messages arising from your research and professional activities, with an emphasis on explaining “so what?” using the “Message Box”
  2. Understand the day-to-day pressures, constraints, and needs of different audiences (e.g., journalists, policymakers), and be able to refine and reframe your messages accordingly
  3. Recognize and refine your use of technical jargon
  4. Provide support and feedback for peers in order to build a community of practice

This training will be led by COMPASS. Read the COMPASS blog to see what past participants in the Gulf of Mexico say about this training. COMPASS trainers are pioneers in the practice of science communication, with formal training in the sciences and professional experience in journalism and policy. Since 2000, COMPASS has trained thousands of scientists from a range of career stages in North America and around the world.

Who should attend? Scientists and researchers interested in improving their communication skills to engage in public discourse.

To register, click "Register Online" in the top right corner of this page.

For questions, please contact Jacqueline Rose at gulfcoastaltraining@gmail.com or 251-929-8466.