#SciComm resource round-up

#ESA2016 is in full swing, and #ESASciComm is a big topic this year. Between our smashing success #upgoESA Ignite session.... https://twitter.com/DrHolly/status/763095579538915329 ...and our dynamic interactive scicomm workshop... https://twitter.com/beecycles/status/763083857717592065 ...inspiration and discussion about #scicomm is trending. And, there's more scicomm to come throughout the week! https://twitter.com/ec0p0lis/status/762626491905675265 We'll be re-capping on this blog, ESA's EcoTone blog is going to … Continue reading #SciComm resource round-up


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The Communication and Engagement Section blog posts feature multimedia scicomm and engagement projects, book reviews, ESA conference reflections, and lots more. If you want to know when new content and tips are posted, visit the blog home page, scroll to the bottom, and subscribe! Contributors wanted for the #MySciComm series, the Lit Review series, and … Continue reading Contributor Guidelines

Advancing Ecology SciComm: A Resource Guide from ESA’s SciComm Section

Looking to expand your toolbox? Curious to test the waters of science communication for the first time? Either way, you'll want to tap into the wide-ranging SciComm Resource Guide curated by ESA's SciComm Section. Context In 2014, we hosted an ambitious multimedia workshop at the annual meeting. That half-day workshop offered a crash course in … Continue reading Advancing Ecology SciComm: A Resource Guide from ESA’s SciComm Section

Drawn to Ecology: How sketch notes can enhance your science experience

Enhance your sketching toolkit at the #ESA100 "Communicating Science Vividly" workshop! Guest post by Bethann Garramon Merkle Everyone can sketch - even you. https://twitter.com/johannavarner/status/498584519906058240 Researchers have demonstrated that drawing (even without training) can: aid learning & memorization help clarify what you know enhance research methodology improve value of student assessments enhance creativity and problem solving enhance communication … Continue reading Drawn to Ecology: How sketch notes can enhance your science experience

Tips for Enhancing SciComm Inclusiveness

Guest post by Elita Baldridge Part of being an effective science communicator is making certain that all of your audience is able to interact with your message.   Taking into consideration conditions or disabilities that your audience or a fellow presenter might have helps to extend your reach while facilitating inclusion of those with chronic illness/disability. … Continue reading Tips for Enhancing SciComm Inclusiveness

Ecological SciComm at the Frontier

It’s that time of the year – time to get your brain into ESA Annual Meeting Mode. You’re furiously finishing that data analysis in prep for a talk or poster. You’re checking out the Conference Program and getting your schedule in order. You’re registering for the meeting and arranging meet-ups with colleagues and collaborators. How … Continue reading Ecological SciComm at the Frontier

Multimedia SciComm Resource Guide

This resource guide is meant to inspire and empower - not only are there great examples, but we've provided practical advice about why, how, and when each media type can help you get your message across. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License. Please review the license terms before … Continue reading Multimedia SciComm Resource Guide

Resources: General SciComm

*This list is dynamic, and in-development. Feel free to make suggestions (use the comments section or contact us directly) re additional resources and great examples that should be included. GETTING STARTED: The "Self-Promotion" Dilemma Why researchers should interact with the public by Karen McKee, The Scientist Videographer, 24 June 2014. Making peace with self promotion by Liz … Continue reading Resources: General SciComm

EcoTone series on Eco-Communication

Our workshop takes participants beyond why communicating science is important. We’re empowering ecologists to better communicate the stories of our science (including stories about the people doing the science) in creative, compelling and innovative ways. In order to do that, we're working hard to spread the word about the workshop. One of our main outreach … Continue reading EcoTone series on Eco-Communication