Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting 2018

January 03, 2018 8:00AM to January 07, 2018 6:00PM
Conference
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
San Francisco, CA

Symposium: Science in the Public Eye: Leveraging Partnerships

Overview
This symposium offers scientists the opportunity to consider a powerful way to connect with the public, one that multiplies and amplifies their outreach efforts. An extensive network of informal educators in museums, protected lands, and zoos can capture/galvanize the public’s interest in scientific research. The speakers will describe relevant, inspiring, and doable projects, cases, and models. 

The symposium speakers will describe the role of visualizations, professional development, exchange of stories, and agreements that support collaborations between scientists and informal educators like park rangers successful in making cutting-edge scientific research on public lands visible and interactive for their visitors.

Goals
The goals of the symposium sessions are to:

  1. Highlight the expectations, expertise, and artifacts that need to be brought to the table for effective partnerships.
  2. Describe partnership opportunities
  3. Equip academic advisors and mentors with additional strategies for guiding peers or grad students at their institutions in establishing partnerships with the potential for success.

To learn more visit http://www.sicb.org/meetings/2018/index.php

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