Feb
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Filed Under (Examples, science communication, Sea Grant) by admin on 01-02-2013

A couple of resources that might be useful as you ponder today’s ScienceOnline topics:

Formal Science Education, Informal Science Education and Science Writing

  • The Free-Choice Learning Lab at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. This Sea Grant project, funded by a five-year, $2.6 million NSF grant, is transforming the popular HMSC Visitor Center into a high-tech laboratory where researchers from around the world can study how people of all ages learn about science in informal, free-choice settings. Check out their blog.

Persuading the Unpersuadable: Communicating Science to Deniers, Cynics, and Trolls

Sea Grant Communications Director Joe Cone has developed a number of publications based on his NOAA-funded research with colleagues in Maine and elsewhere to understand how to develop sound information, grounded in surveys of local residents and opinion leaders, can give coastal communities the tools they need to actively prepare for climate change. The research is summarized here, with links to a number of videos and publications resulting from the project.

In addition, we’ve developed a number of short, free publications, grounded in this research, to provide science communicators with tools that can help them effectively deliver information about climate change and other “controversial” topics to the public.