[Bevan Series] Baron on "The risks and rewards of communicating your science"

Start Date/Time: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 4:30 PM
Ending Date/Time: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 5:50 PM
Location: 102 Fishery Sciences (Auditorium), 1122 NE Boat St

Speaker: Nancy Baron, Director of Science Outreach, COMPASS (Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea), and Lead Communications Trainer, Leopold Leadership Program

Title: The risks and rewards of communicating your science

Lecture given as part of the Bevan Series on Sustainable Fisheries.

Public confusion and scientific anguish over Climategate, the Gulf Oil spill, fisheries issues, and more, underscore the need for society to be better informed by science. Part of the solution is for scientists to stand up and speak out, delivering a clearer messages to policy makers, the public and the media. Yet, some raise important questions: Is speaking out part of a scientist's job? Are the risks worth the rewards? And how does one do this effectively? Nancy Baron, a scientist communication trainer and coach will explore these issues at this year's Feb 9th Bevan lecture. She will share highlights from a decade working with renowned scientists describing some of their trials, tribulations, victories, and most importantly -- lessons learned.