ROOM: RSCC, F5
The field of wildlife conservation relies on sound science to effectively manage natural resources for future generations. As biologists, we spend years honing our knowledge on the relationship between wildlife and their respective habitats. Although we widely recognize the importance of effective communication between scientists and the lay public, training in communication within the field focuses primarily on the peer review process and formal science presentations. In recent years, the need for improving our communication skills with those outside of the scientific realm has become a serious topic of discussion but has yet to move past discussions to take a more active role in training. This workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to practice and obtain critical feedback on communicating their science with the lay public through exercises in communication through story.
Organizers: Emily Williams, Krysten Zummo-Strong
Supported by: Early Career Professional Working Group, Student Development Working Group