Wanted: You! Nominations now open for 2018-2020 chair-elect position

(Photo by Bethann Garramon Merkle, ©2018) As we mentioned in the April newsletter, nominations are now open for the next Communication and Engagement Section chairperson-elect. If you are looking for a way to enhance your scicomm skills while contributing to others', this is a fantastic opportunity. It's also a great way to learn more about how … Continue reading Wanted: You! Nominations now open for 2018-2020 chair-elect position

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MySciComm: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Welcome to the 2018 #MySciComm Series! We’re excited to kick off the new year by celebrating what the #MySciComm Series became in 2017. We launched in February 2017, and were able to feature 27 publicly engaged scientists and science communicators. Their back stories celebrated and talked candidly about the diverse entry points and skill sets that … Continue reading MySciComm: Looking Back and Looking Forward

#MySciComm: Annaliese Hettinger on loss, childhood, and finding meaning in scicomm

This week, ESA SciComm Section Secretary, Annaliese Hettinger, responds to the #MySciComm questions! Photo courtesy of Annaliese Hettinger Annaliese Hettinger is a marine ecologist and science communicator based at Oregon State University. She holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis. Annaliese serves as a Science Communication Fellow at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. She … Continue reading #MySciComm: Annaliese Hettinger on loss, childhood, and finding meaning in scicomm

#MySciComm: Megan Litwhiler on museums as a stepping stone to scicomm

This week, Megan Litwhiler responds to the #MySciComm questions! Megan is a scientist turned science communicator. After finishing her PhD in bird ecology, and a brief stint at Harvard's Arnold Arboretum, Megan moved on to her current role as a Research Communications Associate at the Museum of Science in Boston. When she's not science communicating, she's hanging … Continue reading #MySciComm: Megan Litwhiler on museums as a stepping stone to scicomm

#MySciComm: Bethann Garramon Merkle on merging art and science to enhance scicomm

This week, Bethann Garramon Merkle responds to the #MySciComm questions! Bethann is an artist, writer, instructor, editor, and consultant who blends visual storytelling and science communication. She's also a SciComm Section co-founder, the section chair-elect, and our webmaster. She is passionate about a) integrating drawing into education, research, and communication efforts, and b) the role … Continue reading #MySciComm: Bethann Garramon Merkle on merging art and science to enhance scicomm

#MySciComm: Shane Hanlon on doing policy, outreach, scicomm, and science

This week, Shane Hanlon responds to the #MySciComm questions! Shane is a science communicator, recovering ecologist, science-policy advocate, educator, and storyteller. He’s teaches scicomm for Sharing Science, tells stories with The Story Collider, and still ecologizes each summer for the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. Connect with him @EcologyOfShane and shanemhanlon.com. The #MySciComm series features a host … Continue reading #MySciComm: Shane Hanlon on doing policy, outreach, scicomm, and science

#MySciComm: Kika Tuff on launching a scicomm company

Drawing inspiration from the #MySci hashtag, the ESA SciComm Section is launching a new blog series called #MySciComm. Our aim is to explore the personal and professional journeys of science communicators, including the joys, struggles, and helpful resources that surfaced along their way. We are also excited to showcase the wide range of types of … Continue reading #MySciComm: Kika Tuff on launching a scicomm company

#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

#Sketchyourscience a hit at #ESA100…so what?

https://twitter.com/commnatural/status/633327287291637760 At ESA's annual conference/meeting (#ESA100) our section had a booth at which we encouraged folks to sketch their science. We were blown away by how many people enthusiastically did so. https://twitter.com/commnatural/status/630775171805114368 https://twitter.com/commnatural/status/630775171800895488 All that #sketchyourscience fun in one place One of our co-founders, Bethann Garramon Merkle (@commnatural), pulled together a Storify (basically a blog post of tweets … Continue reading #Sketchyourscience a hit at #ESA100…so what?

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