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SCIENCE COMMUNICATION TRAINING FOR RESEARCHERS WORKING IN ALASKA

Sitka Sound Science Center, with funding from the National Science  Foundation, is sponsoring a three-day Science Communication workshop in Sitka, Alaska for scientists working in Alaska.

October 31, 2016
November 1,  2016
November 2, 2016

Sitka WhaleFest will immediately follow the workshop from November 4 – 6, 2016.   This annual science symposium and community event is a wonderful example of science outreach in Alaska.

The goal of the workshop is to provide science communication training on how to present and communicate with a variety of audiences, and also to provide  specific communication training on how to effectively connect your research  to the interests and needs of small communities in Alaska.

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The Science Communication workshop is led by a team with extensive communication and research experience working in Alaska including:

Dr. Richard Nelson, a world renowned cultural anthropologist, writer, and producer;

Elizabeth Arnold, a University of Alaska professor and former NPR radio journalist;

Laureli Ivanoff, a journalist covering rural Alaska, from rural Alaska, and living in rural Alaska.  The owner of Silver Tip Media, she is a freelance writer and provides communications and public relations services to Alaska non-profit organizations.

Dr. Jacqueline Grebmeir and Dr. Lee Cooper, internationally recognized Arctic scientists and leaders who have worked in Alaskan communities for more than 30 years.

Lisa Busch, Executive Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, an organization well-known for its science community engagement activities and science communication opportunities.

Full travel scholarships are available.  Download the application here: Science Communication Application. Deadline for application is August 26, 2016. For more information, call Lisa Busch at 907.747.8878, Ext 5 or email lbusch@sitkascience.org