Communicating Climate Science Workshop

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Communicating Climate Science workshop

Thank you for your interest! The deadline to apply for this workshop has passed. Visit the Sharing Science website to learn about our other Fall Meeting events.

Scientists can do a lot more to convey basic, broad certainties about climate science that many people don’t realize or might not accept—for instance, that climate change is already happening and is largely caused by burning fossil fuels and destroying tropical forests. Amid ongoing climate policy and technology debates, scientists can also do more to help audiences process information about climate science through their moral, ideological and political values.
This interactive workshop for climate communicators of all experience levels will focus on some of the more difficult aspects of communicating climate science, including strategies for getting started, tips for engaging various audiences, and advice on avoiding potential pitfalls. Small group discussions and mock interviews will offer veteran communicators and novices alike the chance to practice creating and delivering messages about climate science.

Participation is limited to scientists who are registered for the Fall Meeting and want to learn how to more effectively communicate their research to the public, as opposed to policy professionals, journalists, or other professional communicators. AGU strives for diversity in its workshops and will take gender, geography, scientific experience, and career level into account when accepting applications.

Photography and recording (audio and/or video) and the material presented at this workshop may not be published in any online or print publications (except by AGU staff).

This event is free and lunch will be served. Space is limited and advance sign-up is required.