Communicating Your Science, 10/28/16, FL Panhandle

Communicating Your Science – FL Panhandle

Topic(s): Science Communication , Stakeholder Engagement
Priority Issue(s): Community Resilience , Ecosystem Integration , Habitat Conservation , Nutrient Impacts , Water Quality
Host Partner(s): Apalachicola Reserve
Location:  The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab, 3618 Coastal Highway 98, St Teresa, FL 32358
Date/Time: calendar icon  10/28/2016
Price:   $10.00
Max Applicants:   35

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.
Download a flyer here, and the workshop agenda.

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 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 Anita Grove at Anita.Grove@dep.state.fl.us or 850-670-7708 or Jacqueline Rose atgulfcoastaltraining@gmail.com or 251-929-8466.

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