The introductory-level, three-hour AAAS Science Communication and Public Engagement Fundamentals workshop introduces scientists and engineers to the latest science communication research and basic best practices for engaging with the public. Participants use the AAAS Framework for Public Engagement to develop individual plans that include a public engagement goal and address ways to engage a relevant audience with tailored messages. Participants also brainstorm an engagement scenario and identify next steps to put their plans into action. This workshop is designed for scientists and engineers who don’t have much experience with public engagement, although experienced engagers may also find it useful.
AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshops start at $125 per person and each workshop is open to the first 30 scientists and engineers who register and pay the registration fee. AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshops are hosted in GoToTraining. Virtual workshops are interactive and participants have the option, but are not required, to turn on their microphones and cameras during discussions. (Note: The Google Chrome browser is required to participate in breakout group discussions.)
This AAAS-Hosted Virtual Workshop is for individuals seeking science communication and public engagement training. AAAS also offers Institution-Hosted Virtual and In-Person workshops. Learn more on our Host a Workshop page or see our flyer.
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