Upcoming Webinars in Sharing Science
Thursday, 30 August 2018 2pm–3pm ET
A plain-language abstract is an incredibly effective science communication tool because it allows researchers to reach a wider audience by summarizing papers in terms that are accessible to people outside of a specific scientific circle. In this webinar, learn how to identify your audience, reduce jargon, determine what key points to hit, & more!
Thursday, 13 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Crafting an engaging and effective message is important when trying to convey any point, especially when it comes to working with journalists. Join us to learn how to craft your science message for journalists!
Past Webinars in Sharing Science
Thursday, 10 May 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Carolyn Gramling, Science News; Ben Guarino, The Washington Post
What makes a good science news story? How do science reporters choose stories to write about? How can scientists work with reporters when they have a newsworthy story? In this webinar, AGU's Sharing Science program along with reporters Carolyn Gramling of Science News and Ben Guarino of The Washington Post will demystify what reporters are looking for in a news story and how science makes it from a research paper to the front page.
Thursday, 12 April 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Victoria Forlini, Felicita Wight, and Nathaniel Janick
AGU wants to capture the hidden stories behind the Earth and space sciences, and you can help by joining our AGU Narratives Project. In this webinar, we will talk about how to prepare and record brief oral history interviews through the StoryCorps app. Join our webinar to learn how to capture the stories of your colleagues and your science.
Monday, 26 March 2018 2pm–3pm ET
The best way to be a successful storyteller is to be a successful communicator. Join us for our webinar where we’ll break down the basics of choosing the right audience, crafting an effective message, and telling an awesome story.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Sue Ellen Campbell and John Calderazzo
A holiday visit with families or friends offers a fine and non-threatening opportunity to tell stories to non-experts about your research. Trying to explain what you do to a cynical uncle, a science-phobic friend, or the truly interested artist who lives next door--such conversations are great practice for talking to the public, journalists, or policy makers. Science communication experts Sue Ellen Campbell and John Calderazzo will lead you through various scenarios to help you do a lot more than just “talk turkey.”
Thursday, 3 August 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Preston Jacobs, Rereading Fire, Rethinking Ice
Special guest Preston Jacobs of Rereading Ice, Rethinking Fire will explore how geology has impacted events in the Game of Thrones series.
Thursday, 27 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Special guest Miles Traer will discuss his "A Geologic Map of Game of Thrones" and talk about how pop culture can be an effective vehicle to communicate your science.
Thursday, 8 June 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Want to make your research clear to anyone? This webinar will give you guidelines and insight on how to reduce or eliminate jargon, identify your essential points, and tell others about them in a clear and memorable way. Conducted by Jana Goldman of Press Here.
Monday, 15 May 2017 2pm–3pm ET
Are you a scientist who wants to learn the best way to start using social media for science? Or are you an experienced social media user who wants tips and tools on how to improve your message and reach? We’ll cover tips and tools on effective use of social media!
Thursday, 13 April 2017 2pm–3pm ET
AGU Sharing Science Team
Regardless of whether or not you plan to attend a March for Science, our webinar will provide tips, tools, and techniques to help you show your support for strong science in your community and around the world!
Thursday, 2 March 2017 1pm–2pm ET
AGU Sharing Science Team
Learn how to vividly communicate the purpose and importance of your research in this AGU Sharing Science webinar.