Communication of Science - Practice, Research and Reflection

Session ID#: 22966

Session Description:
Do you consider yourself a science communicator? Does your research group or institution participate in public engagement activities? Have you ever evaluated or published your education and outreach efforts?

Scientists communicate to non-peer audiences through numerous pathways including websites, blogs, public lectures, media interviews, and educational collaborations. A considerable amount of time and money is invested in this public engagement and these efforts are to a large extent responsible for the public perception of science. However, few opportunities and incentives exist for researchers to optimize their communication practices to ensure effective outreach. This session, run at both AGU and EGU, encourages critical reflection on science communication practices and provides an opportunity for science communicators to share best practice and experiences with evaluation and research in this field.

Primary Convener:  Heidi A Roop, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group, Seattle, WA, United States
Conveners:  Samuel Michael Illingworth, Univ of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom and Alejandra Borunda, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0815 Informal education [EDUCATION]
6329 Project evaluation [POLICY SCIENCES]
6349 General or miscellaneous [POLICY SCIENCES]
6620 Science policy [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

John J Meyer1, Lisa J Graumlich2 and Molly M McCarthy2, (1)University of Washington Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
Yi-Ling Hwong1, Carol Oliver2 and Martin Julian Van Kranendonk1, (1)University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (2)University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Natasha Vizcarra, Julienne Stroeve, Kevin Beam, Jane Beitler, Michael Brandt, Jonathan Kovarik, Matthew H Savoie, Mike Skaug and Trey Stafford, National Snow and Ice Data Center, CIRES University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
Silvio Seno, University of Pavia, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell’Ambiente, Pavia, Italy and Rodolfo Coccioni, Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”, 61029 Urbino, Italy
Uni Blake, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC, United States
Judy R Twedt, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, Dargan M Frierson, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Juan Pampin, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Digital and Experimental Arts, Seattle, WA, United States and Cecilia M Bitz, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Mary Gagen1, Chris Allton2, William A Bryan2 and Martin O'Leary3, (1)Swansea University, Geography, Cardiff, CF5, United Kingdom, (2)Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom, (3)Swansea University, Glaciology Group, Swansea, United Kingdom
Hazel Gibson1, Iain S Stewart1, Alison Stokes2 and Sabine Pahl2, (1)Plymouth University, Plymouth, PL4, United Kingdom, (2)Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Guillaume Goodwin1, Samuel Michael Illingworth2, Daniel Simpson3, Ardith Bravenec4, Eliza Calder5, Paul I Palmer5, Florian Payen4, Kathryn Ailes6, Freddie Alexander7, Douglas Garry6, Kevin McLean6 and Catherine Wilson6, (1)University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences, Edinburgh, EH9, United Kingdom, (2)Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom, (3)Independant poet, London, United Kingdom, (4)University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (5)University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (6)Loud Poets, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (7)Independent poet, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Elizabeth A Vanacore1, Wildaomaris Gonzalez Ruiz1, Glorymar Gomez1, Jose F. Martinez Colon1, Francis Perez1, Gisela Baez-Sanchez1, Victor Eduardo Flores Hots1, Alberto M Lopez2, Victor Huerfano3 and Jesenia M. Figueroa1, (1)Puerto Rico Seismic Network, Mayaguez, PR, United States, (2)University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR, United States, (3)Austin, TX, United States
Marijke Unger, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States and Beth A Bartel, UNAVCO, Boulder, CO, United States
Karin B Kirk, Freelance Science Writer, Bozeman, MT, United States
Jill F Brooks, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, United States and Sarah Trainor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Diana Campbell, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Julie Arrighi1, Katrin Burkart2 and Hannah Nissan2, (1)Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, The Hague, Netherlands, (2)Columbia University, New York, United States
Adriane Renee Lam1, Jennifer Bauer2, Raquel Bryant3, Andrew J Fraass4, Keenan Golder2, Kyle R Hartshorn5, J Michael Hils6, Maggie Limbeck2 and Sarah L Sheffield2, (1)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Geosciences, Amherst, MA, United States, (2)The University of Tennessee, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Knoxville, TN, United States, (3)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States, (4)National Museum of Natural History, Department of Paleobiology, Washington, DC, United States, (5)Dry Dredgers, Hamilton, OH, United States, (6)University of Dayton, Department of Geology, Dayton, OH, United States
Sonia H Stephens, University of Central Florida, English and Texts & Technology, Orlando, FL, United States and Denise DeLorme, Louisiana State University, Environmental Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Kathryn A Semmens1, Burrell Montz2, Rachel Hogan Carr1, Keri Maxfield1, Peter Ahnert3, Robert Shedd3 and Jason Elliott4, (1)Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA, United States, (2)East Carolina University, Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, Greenville, NC, United States, (3)NWS/Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center, State College, PA, United States, (4)National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington, Sterling, VA, United States

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