Upcoming Webinars in Sharing Science

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Past Webinars in Sharing Science

NSF/UNOLS/AGU Early Career Scientist Training Series #4: Science Communication at Sea

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.

(Science) Podcasting ≥ 101

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!

Balancing Design and Content in Scientific Posters and Figures

Thursday, 20 September 2018 2pm–3pm ET

Amisha Gadani

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.

Crafting Your Science Message for Journalists

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!

Amplify Your Science by Crafting a Plain-Language Abstract

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!

When Is Science Newsworthy?

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.

AGU Narratives: Telling the story of our science

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.

SciComm essentials for successful storytelling

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.

Science Storytelling

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.”

Geology and Game of Thrones, Part 2

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.

Geology and Game of Thrones, Part 1

Thursday, 27 July 2017 2pm–3pm ET

Miles Traer

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.

Plainspoken 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.

Sciencing Social Media

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!

Marching for Science...and Beyond!

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!

What's Your Science Message?

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.