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Communicating Your Science (Big Branch Marsh, LA)

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Topic(s):

Science Communication , Stakeholder Engagement

Priority Issue(s):

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

Host Partner(s):

Grand Bay Reserve

Location:

 Big Branch Marsh NWR, 61389 Hwy 434, Lacombe, Louisiana 70445

Date/Time:

calendar icon9/12/2016

Price:

$10.00

Max Applicants:

30

This workshop will be held from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Registration is required. The registration fee is $10 to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. To register, click "Register Online" at the top right corner of this page. After registering, you will receive detailed information about how to pay your registration fee.

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. After registering, you will receive detailed information on how to pay the $10 registration fee. If you are unable to pay registration fees and would like to attend, please contact Jacqueline Rose at gulfcoastaltraining@gmail.com or 251-929-8466.

For questions, please contact Margo Posten at margo.posten@dmr.ms.gov or 228-475-7047 or Jacqueline Rose at gulfcoastaltraining@gmail.com or 251-929-8466.