[Ecsa] UCAR/NCAR Communicating Science Program

tilmes at ucar.edu tilmes at ucar.edu
Tue Oct 18 08:29:15 MDT 2011

Dear Everyone,

I strongly recommend to all scientists to consider attending this  
workshop on Communicating Science, which can be very helpful for your  
career. A similar workshop was held this months during the UCAR's  
members meeting and was very successful.

Best regards, Simone Tilmes
ECSA Chairperson

The UCAR-NCAR Communicating Science Program is collaborating with the  
National Science Foundation to hold a media workshop, "Science:  
Becoming the Messenger" on November 1-2, 2011, at Center Green.

This program is developed to enable staff at all levels and  
classifications involved in science communication to develop improved  
skills and capacity to interact with the media. The program involves  
participants grouping into small teams who work through a series of  
media activities, including the use of PowerPoint, video preparation  
and messaging, and blogging.

The program development was funded by the NSF, who are sponsoring one  
session per month at different locations around the country. They have  
been kind enough to allow us to provide it as an opportunity for staff.

The session is conducted by three accomplished communicators and  
trainers--former PBS executive Dan Agan, bestselling science author  
Chris Mooney and Emmy award winning television producer Joe Schreiber.

It will also include participation from the UCAR Communications Unit and E&O.

*The session is broken into two distinct parts over two days:*

    * Day 1: has a limit of 120 participants and goes through a series
      of detailed training sessions on everything from communication
      techniques and know-your-audience, to developing a message and
      carrying it through blog and video environments;
    * Day 2: is by invitation only and limited to ~15 participants who
      will go through a full immersion training on behind the scenes
      detail and communication subtleties.

If interested in attending Day 2, please  complete the questions where  
indicated on the registration form. If you are not interested, simply  
type N/A in the boxes.

*Note:  There are a limited number of seats available for Day 1.   
These will be allocated primarily on a first-come basis, so register  
early to ensure attendance. Also all participants must commit to the  
full day as each session builds on the other.*

*You can register at the website below. **The registration deadline is  
Monday, October 24, 2011.*

*We hope to see you there!


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