Communicating Your Science, Apr 28 2016, Mission-Aransas Reserve

Topic(s): Science Communication , Stakeholder Engagement
Priority Issue(s): Community Resilience , Ecosystem Integration , Habitat Conservation , Nutrient Impacts , Water Quality
Host Partner(s): Mission-Aransas Reserve
Location:  Estuarine Research Center, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, 750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Date/Time: calendar icon4/28/2016
Price: $0.00
Max Applicants: 30

Speaker presentations and resources from this workshop can be downloaded at: GulfCTP_TX_Apr21

Download the flyer: Science Comm_04-28-16_Port Aransas TX

This is a free event from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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 or 251-929-8466 or Dana Sjostrom at or 361-749-3154.

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