From Science to Storytelling: effective communication for policy change

Mar 24 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Big Hanna Room, Asmundson Hall, UC Davis

The California Climate and Agriculture Network (calCAN)  is hosting a science communication workshop for UC Davis researchers working on climate change and agriculture.  

Event Description:

Conveying the results of your scientific research to legislators and government agencies can help influence policy – but only if you communicate effectively! If you are motivated in part by applying your research to environmental and social issues such as climate change, this workshop will give you some useful concepts and tools. Using discussion, role plays, expert advice from media consultants and individual exercises, we will explore the challenges of translating your scientific findings to policymakers and advocates, and will offer some tools for improving your communications skills. We will focus on simplifying your messages and honing your presentations.

Invited participants:
Academic researchers working on climate change and agriculture. Registered participants may also invite one graduate student.

Organizers:
California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) and Resource Media

Date, time, location:
March 24, 1:00 – 4:00
Big Hanna Room, Asmundson Hall, UC Davis

Cost: Free

To register: Email Renata Brillinger at CalCAN (renata@calclimateag.org) with your name, department, institution and phone number. If you would like to bring one graduate student, please include their information as well. Space is limited.