Fighting for Science: Methods to Engage the Public in Productive Discussion about Science

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Session ID#: 27270

Session Description:
Scientific topics are more commonly being covered in the news and discussed on social media, giving scientists new opportunities to act as ambassadors for science literacy and advocacy in the public and in policy. This session aims to compile innovative and successful efforts that engage and address public opinions of Geoscience, including topics like climate change, natural hazards, and energy. The goal is to learn about the best practices for engaging the public including students in the classroom, visitors to a museum, and friends on social media in productive conversations about science. Respectful and effective discourse between scientists and the public is paramount for the future of scientific research in the US.
Primary Convener:  D'Arcy Renee Meyer-Dombard, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
Convener:  Stefany M Sit, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Maeve A Boland, American Geosciences Institute, Washington, DC, United States
Ankur R Desai, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Roberta Johnson, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, United States
Wendy Bohon, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Seattle, WA, United States
Michael Edward Wysession, Washington University in St Louis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, St. Louis, MO, United States and Allie Lindstrom, Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States
Rex Buchanan, Lawrence, KS, United States
Beth A Bartel, UNAVCO, Inc. Boulder, Education and Community Engagement, Boulder, CO, United States and Maite Agopian, Davis, CA, United States
Kristopher William Larsen, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, Boulder, CO, United States
Rebecca T Barnes, Colorado College, Environmental Program, Colorado Springs, CO, United States, Rachel Licker, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC, United States, Melissa A Burt, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, Madison, WI, United States

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