Effective Science Communication Strategies: Overcoming Your Expert Blind Spot

Sunday, February 14, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Washington 1 (Marriott Wardman Park)
Everyone has ‘expert blind spots.’ These keep us from explaining to others things we know extremely well. Scientists are especially prone to this problem, yet scientists need to communicate their research in an understandable manner, whether to other scientists or to members of the public. This workshop uses research about how people learn to help participants explore the nature of their expert blind spot and identify key communication strategies.
Dennis Schatz, Pacific Science Center
Suzanne Gurton, Astronomical Society of the Pacific