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Communicating Your Science - FL Panhandle

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Science Communication , Stakeholder Engagement

Priority Issue(s):

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

Host Partner(s):

Apalachicola Reserve


 The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab, 3618 Coastal Highway 98, St Teresa, FL 32358


calendar icon10/28/2016



Max Applicants:


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.  **Please note: Safari web browser sometimes returns a "Session Expired" error when attempting to register. Please use a different web browser or a non-Apple device.

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. Identify and reduce 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 trainersare pioneers in the practice of science communication, with formaltraining in the sciences and professional experience in journalism andpolicy. Since 2000, COMPASS has trained thousands of scientists from arange 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 payregistration fees and would like to attend, please contact JacquelineRose at gulfcoastaltraining@gmail.com or 251-929-8466.

For questions, please contact Anita Grove atAnita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us or 850-670-7708 or Jacqueline Rose atgulfcoastaltraining@gmail.com or 251-929-8466.