Held within the American Geophysical Union winter meeting.
Do you want to have an impact on people’s knowledge beyond the walls of the scientific research community? Do you want to communicate with broader audiences in ways that are educational and memorable? This workshop is for scientists who are interested in increasing the impacts of their science knowledge and expertise by interacting with people online, or in other venues outside of your normal work environment. Maybe you are interested in hosting webinars, running a short online course for the public, or using Facebook, Twitter or other social media to communicate science? Perhaps you are interested in setting up something for an open house, science fair, or star party?
You will leave this workshop with a plan of action, and pathways to obtaining the skills, tools, partnerships and opportunities that you need to effectively implement it. In this three hour workshop you will: 1) Learn why and how people choose to, and do, learn in a variety of settings; 2) Think about and plan your goals for who you would like to impact and why; 3) Explore ways to discover if learning is taking place in these settings; and 4) Develop an implementation plan, using relevant and appropriate tools and techniques that you can put into immediate action!
We are offering this workshop as a part of the NASA funded CosmoQuest project (funded via NASA Cooperative Agreement #NNX16AC68A)
“This workshop has given me the tools to take my idea from the hypothetical to concrete. I now have a path forward to see my idea come to fruition” -- Arianna Brown
“This seminar gave me a number of tools that I will use to design new methods of engaging the public about astronomy and science in general” -- Mike Hood, Astronomy Professor, Mt. San Antonio College