Upcoming Webinars in Sharing Science
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 1pm–2pm ET
ReBecca Hunt-Foster is the Monument Paleontologist and Museum Curator at Dinosaur National Monument and Mathew Carson is a Senior Paleontologist at Paleo Solutions, Inc.
The Geological Society of America (GSA), American Geosciences Institute (AGI), American Geophysical Union (AGU), GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) will be hosting a webinar which will feature two presenters representing mitigation and federal paleontology careers. Speakers will provide information on the typical daily activities, how to prepare for a career in this field (including curriculum, resume, and interview tips), common career trajectories of the profession, and where to find these career opportunities.
Past Webinars in Sharing Science
Thursday, 14 March 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Joseph Kerski, PhD, GISP, Education Manager, Esri
This webinar will explain that: 1. Story Maps are easy to create but powerful tools to communicate science. 2. Story Maps are tied to modern GIS - analytics and data. But one does not need to be a GIS expert to use and create story maps. 3. Story Maps can be used to address local to global issues in 2D and 3D. This webinar is great for any geoscientist who: 1. needs to communicate about their own research results, or hypothesis, or issue to their own organization, to a specific group, or to the general public 2. is examining the “where” question and therefore has a need to show at least some of their research and data on maps.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Learn about AGU's Celebrate 100 grants program and discuss strategies for creating a great proposal. We will especially focus on grant ideas for World Oceans Day.
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 1pm–2pm ET
Kelly McCarthy, AGU Centennial Communications Manager
Learn about AGU's Celebrate 100 grants program and discuss strategies for creating a great proposal. This webinar will provide some focused support around planning an event for World Water Day.
Friday, 2 November 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Ken Kostel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Effective outreach at sea benefits from an understanding of basic communications techniques and best-practices, as well as an awareness of the unique challenges inherent in working from a ship. Limited bandwidth, limited time, and limited tools are just a few things to contend with once you've left shore, but the benefits of providing audiences with a behind-the-scenes, near real-time view of oceanographic field research and life at sea can help you burn through the static filling news feeds and reach new people. We'll take a look at some of the reasons why you should make the effort, some of the many ways to conduct outreach at sea, tips and tools that will help you accomplish your goals, and ways to avoid common pitfalls. Ken Kostel is the Director of Research Communications at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and has conducted outreach on more than one dozen research cruises.
Thursday, 27 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Shane Hanlon and Ryan Haupt
Have you ever wanted to guest host, start, or beef up your own science podcast? In this webinar, "Third Pod from the Sun" co-host Shane Hanlon and "Science... sort of" creator/co-host Ryan Haupt will discuss podcasting generalities, why podcast, tech, hosting, editing, & more!
Thursday, 20 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET
Making an effective and engaging scientific poster is just as much about design and aesthetics as it is about the research. Join us as we take a deep-dive into scientific poster design aesthetics and data visualization with science illustrator Amisha Gadani.
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!
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, 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.