Being a Science Advocate in Your Community

Friday, 13 February 2015: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 212 (San Jose Convention Center)
Science denial perpetuates itself in many ways across the U.S., from policies enacted to undermine scientific funding or education to misinformation published in the local newspapers. Many scientists see these challenges in their communities, and yet struggle to know how they as scientists can help. This workshop will focus on the many ways that scientists can become an unbiased source of information in their communities. From writing op-eds to running for school board, presenters will address how scientists and science supporters alike can become not just defenders of their field, but advocates for good scientific understanding in their communities.
Minda Rose Berbeco, National Center for Science Education
Joshua Rosenau, National Center for Science Education
Nicholas Saab, American Geophysical Union,
Elizabeth Neeley, COMPASS and Shaughnessy Naughton, Executive Director
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