Now that I’ve got the first post out of the way, let’s get down to business.
I’ll be covering a range of topics in this blog, but they will all be somewhat related to science, communication and education.
To kick things off, over the next week I’ll be covering the Australian Science Communicators National Conference 2014. From this Sunday 2nd February until Wednesday 5th February I’ll be liveblogging and tweeting from the conference. Follow me: @JHScientist
The schedule is full of great content, but I’ve selected my top picks from each session. Hopefully I’ll be covering these sessions on the day and can provide a more in-depth look at each presentation. Feel free to send through any questions you’d like me to ask on the day.
Room B3: (professional development): Science communication on the internet – A beginner’s guide #M6
Auditorium: What is science journalism? #M9
Auditorium: The new science evangelism: boon or bane for science communication? #M13
Room B3: Working with scientists in developing countries to communicate science #T7
Room B1: Communicating science through theatre: A new way to reach new audiences #T9
Auditorium: The national engagement strategy, from Inspiring Australia to inspiring next door #T13
Auditorium: Case studies and papers: Communicating in the mix of hard data, perceptions, advocacy and emotions #T17
Auditorium: Developing the evidence base: Inspiring Australia supported research #T21
Room B1: Case studies and papers: Science-art, engagement events #T25
- The Science of Chocolate or The Art of Chocolate – What’s in a Word?
- Insight Radical: where science meets art
- I’m a Scientist: Get me Engaged
- Cafe Scientifique: A case study in innovative science talks
Room B1: The Idiot, the Disengaged, The Counterpublic: Rethinking Audiences for Science Communication #W4
Room B2: Case studies and papers: Citizen science #W9
- Developing principles for citizen science
- Why do citizens donate to citizen science projects? Motivations of the SkyNet volunteers
- Not just a load of rubbish: young peoples’ participation in marine debris citizen science program
- The impacts of an ecological citizen science program on volunteer participants
Room B1: Case studies and papers: Agricultural audiences, apps, messaging and visualisation #W12
- Appy days: A case study of SoilMapp
- Smarten down the message
- Visualising insects: An exploration through science and art
Room B2: Case studies and papers: Communicating risk and tackling misinformation: #W16
- Immunisation: informing the nation
- Combating a two decade misinformation against the scientific consensus on climate change
Auditorium: Case studies and papers: Influencing enrolments and career choices, young people and students in high school and university #W17