The Science Network Workshop Series
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).
101: The Story Behind the Scientist
Tuesday, May 19, 3:00 p.m. ET
Speakers: Seth Shulman, Editorial Director at Union of Concerned Scientists; Casey DeMoss, CEO of Alliance for Affordable Energy; Eric Michelman, Director of More Than Scientists
Storytelling 101: How to craft a story, build suspense, and get people interested in your work. Whether it’s talking about your research, pitching an idea for a project or grant, or just talking to family and friends about what you do, it’s important to craft a story about your work or your research. Attendees will walk away with strategies for storytelling, resources on communicating important ideas in a story framework, and have an opportunity to submit a video of their story for a national audience through the More Than Scientists campaign.
101: Step Out of the Silo: Science through a Community and Social Justice Lens
Tuesday, June 23, 4:00 p.m. ET
Speakers: Judy Robinson, Executive Director of Coming Clean; Sam Grant, Co-founder of Afro Eco; Juan Reynosa, Field Organizer for Southwest Organizing Project
As scientists and technical experts, you have a unique opportunity to help shape innovative solutions to the problems we face today. Whether your expertise is in climate change, energy reliance, food access, or another field— if you want to have a societal impact, this webinar is applicable to you. Join to learn why understanding the historical and social context of communities is essential for shaping interdisciplinary research questions and communicating the relevance and impact of scientific initiatives. You will hear practical advice and learn best practices from active community leaders and science-based voice on local issues.
202: Hear Me Out: Making Meaningful Connections through Storytelling
Monday, June 29, 3:00 p.m ET
Speakers: Mónica Feliú-Mójer, Prorgram Manager at Ciencia Puerto Rico; Michele Roberts, Co-Coordinator of Environmental Justice and Health Alliance
Everyone has a story tell—and so does every research project. Your ability to share your personal story—and as critical, to welcome and hear others’ stories— is essential to creating meaningful connections among different communities and perspectives involved in the issues you’re trying to address. Learn about ways to communicate your experience and research to different audiences. Get tips on how to actively invite, listen to, and support others’ stories and experiences. These practices will help to build new bridges and ultimately shape a more inclusive understanding of your science in social context.
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
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