The Science Network Workshop Series

Communication and advocacy trainings for scientists

Please join the Science Network for one of the workshops listed below. These sessions are part of a series offered to Science Network members to provide training opportunities to strengthen your communication and advocacy skills. There are three different levels of workshops that might appeal to you: introductory (101), advanced (202), and early career scientist (ECS).

Upcoming Workshops

Outside the Mainstream: Alternative Science Career Paths
Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 2:00-3:00 EDT
 The UCS Science Network, in conjunction with the Ecological Society of America's Student Section presents a webinar on exploring diverse science careers. You'll have the opportunity to engage with a group of science professional that have turned their specialized knowledge into rewarding careers in areas outside of academia. Join us for a discussion about careers outside of academia, and how to identify the career path that is best for you.
Mamie Parker, secretary on Chesapeake Conservancy Board of Directors, formerly first African American USFWS regional director
Troy Rahmig, manager at ICF International Consulting Group
Jillian Cohen, conservation program analyst at US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

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Future Workshops

Nontraditional careers for early career scientists (May 2016)

Science in the classroom (July 2016)

Building relationships with communities--science and social justice (August 2016)

On-Demand Workshops

101 Level Workshops:

Scientists and the Media: Op-eds, LTEs, and Working with Journalists

A Scientist's Guide to the Media

Advocacy for the Aware but Busy Expert

Tips and Tricks for Communicating with Policy Makers

Communicating with Confidence: How to deal with uncertainty

Your Elevator Pitch

Science and Policy Change: Using Your Expertise to Influence the Policy-Making Process

Testifying in Public Comment Periods and Local Hearings

Communicating in Your Own Words: How to talk to the media and the public about science

Rapid Response Ready: Preparing for Media Opportunities

The Story Behind the Scientist

Step Out of the Silo: Science through a Community and Social Justice Lens 
        Practice Questions for Scientist-Community Connections (pdf)
        Slides from "Step Out of the Silo" (pdf)

Not Just Another Powerpoint: Best Practices to Bring Your Presentation to Life
       Blog post: Not Just Another Powerpoint: More Tips to Bring Presentations to Life

202 Level Workshops:

The Role of Scientists and Engineers on Advisory Committees

From Aristotle to South Park: The ABT Framework as a New Tool for Science Communication, feat. Randy Olson.

Communicating Science Amid Confusion and Uncertainty

"Following the Rules": How to Understand and Influence the Regulatory Process

Getting Science Right in the Media

Reaching Out to Local Communities: How to engage with local stakeholders

Social Media for Scientists: Science Communication for the Web

Pushing Back Against Misinformation

Hear Me Out: Making Meaningful Connections through Storytelling 
       Blog: Resources on Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections


Early Career Scientist Workshops:

Finding the Unconventional Career

So You Want to Work in Science Policy?

So, What Do You Do, Exactly? How to talk about the value of your research


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