Examples and Ideas
If you have great examples or suggestions for resources that you would like to share, please send your ideas to Jennifer Hauxwell.

Ideas for science communications and bridging the gap between science findings and actions include:
  1. Consider expanding your communication skills and venues - develop "elevator speeches" analogies, story-telling, interview skills, use of alternative technology like YouTube to summarize research projects, etc.
  2. Explore innovative partnerships to advance your science mission for water resource management and conservation(e.g. National Academies of Science and entertainment industry teamed up to create The Science & Entertainment Exchange). Our ability as scientists to communicate with citizens is one of the biggest challenges to making our science matter.
  3. Consider attending or hosting a workshop by one of the national organizations that provide training on this topic, such as AAAS or The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science or COMPASS.
  4. Exchange ideas with other water resources or conservation professionals! There is a lot we can learn from each other in this "experiment" to make more effective the role of science in society.

Many resources on communicating science can be found at:



The Scientist Videographer - http://thescientistvideographer.com/wordpress/

How to Give a Stellar Presentation - https://hbr.org/2014/11/how-to-give-a-stellar-presentation

Examples of Creative Scientific Communicators, Venues or Projects

Climate Wisconsin

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Forward Motion -- The Sky's the Limit

Science Friday

Radio Lab -- sometimes features science issues through stories

Natural Histories project (listen to conversations on the rebirth of Natural History) - 

More Science in the classroom 

Wisconsin Sea Grant River Talk Series 

Science on Tap Minocqua

Olmsted, L.  March 19, 2015.  Jaws: Cape Cod Beach Resort Offers Real-Life Shark Adventures.  Forbes.  Public participants help fund shark research.

2014 Amazon River Adventure -- Public participants help fund global rivers research and engage the public in the work.


Examples of How to Encourage Creative Portrayal of Science Through the Arts

Where science meets art NPR Morning Edition series

Science meets art: 2015 Cool Science Images unveiled

Dance your Ph.D.” contest