Workshop on Polar Science Communication
Event Type: Conferences and Workshops
When: 11 February 2018
Where: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon
The NSF-funded Polar Interdisciplinary Coordinated Education (Polar ICE) project is leading an effort to develop a suite of concepts to help Polar scientists and informal and classroom educators to communicate about Polar Regions. Polar scientists are invited to explore our newly developed Polar Literacy Principles (PLP) while practicing and discussing effective techniques for science communication with science communication experts Ari Daniel, a digital producer at NOVA and independent science reporter for public radio programs among other outlets and Dr. Joan Middendorf, of the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning at Indiana University and author of Overcoming Student Learning Bottlenecks.
- Learn how to construct more effective Broader Impact projects that engage the public in learning about Polar Regions;
- Connect with educators, learning scientists, and media professionals.
- Network with polar research colleagues who also share an interest in effectively communicating polar science.
Polar ICE will provide education and outreach opportunities to practice your science communication skills. Only 25 scientists will be selected for participation in this project. A $300 stipend is available for scientists who participate in the program.
Apply for your spot through an online application before January 3, 2018.
Learn more about Polar ICE: