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).

RSVP for March 2015 online workshops

Upcoming Workshops


202: Pushing Back Against Misinformation
Thursday, March 26, 3PM ET

Presenters: Dave Anderson, Outreach Coordinator, Climate and Energy Program, UCS
Aaron Huertas, Science Communications Officer, UCS
Scott Mandia, Professor of Earth and space sciences, Assistant chair of the Physical Sciences Department, Suffolk County Community College, New York

With 24/7 news and social media, everyone has their own platform to share their views. But when policy makers and the media are spreading scientific misinformation, the public deserves to hear the truth from the experts. Join us for a webinar filled with science communication tips on how to engage on contentious issues, how to frame your arguments so they aren’t reinforcing the myths, and how to push through the cacophony so the truth can be heard.

Future Workshops

May 2015:
Step Out of the Silo: Science through a Community & Social Justice Lens 
Hear Me Out: Making Meaningful Connections through Storytelling

Summer 2015:
ECS/101: Not Just Another Powerpoint: Best practices to bring your presentation to life
202: Defending Science Under Scrutiny: How to address harassment and censorship

On-Demand Workshops

101 Level Workshops:

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

202 Level Workshops:

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

Early Career Scientist Workshops:

Finding the Unconventional Career

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