2021 SETAC PNC - Laurentian SETAC Joint Annual Meeting
June 17th, 2021
This year’s short course will be a 3-hour virtual workshop (“Science Communication for SETAC”), followed by a 1-h optional, unstructured “Scicomm Clinic.” The workshop will cover fundamental science communication skills, including how to define your audience, storytelling, and how to effectively communicate complex ideas. Participants will also learn how to avoid some common pitfalls of scientists engaging in science communication, including jargon and explainer-type pieces, and how to get started as a science writer or communicator. Other aspects of science communication of interest to specific participants may also be discussed, time permitting. The “SciComm Clinic” will provide a less formal space for participants to ask more in-depth questions and get advice about their specific science communication endeavors, similar to an “office hour” or consultation. Participants are encouraged to bring any science communication materials they have – ideas, research posters, drafts, etc. – to the clinic to facilitate discussion.