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Watershed Conference: Creating Connections for Science Communication

October 28, 2020: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
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In 2019-2020, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance conducted a needs assessment of local watershed partners to better understand the barriers they face, along with their strengths and accomplishments.

The 2020 virtual conference will focus on the needs of watershed groups, including trainings to meet those needs.

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

The Alda Center’s Creating Connections program is a two-hour live, online workshop designed to help scientists and researchers learn to engage and inspire diverse audiences through effective communication, with a particular focus on virtual interactions. Participants will learn how to balance being prepared with responding in the moment to address questions. The program emphasizes universal communication strategies, including avoiding jargon, and technical skills for creating engagement online, including camera angles and sound levels. The Alda Method is a unique approach to science communication training that combines improvisational theater-based techniques with message-design strategies, including analogies and narrative. It incorporates research and best practices from science communication, journalism, ethics, and other relevant fields.

Cost: $10
Level of engagement: Highly interactive, video and audio are required. This session is limited to 100 participants.

This session has been funded in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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