Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Annual Meeting 2018
Symposium: Science in the Public Eye: Leveraging Partnerships
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.
The goals of the symposium sessions are to:
- Highlight the expectations, expertise, and artifacts that need to be brought to the table for effective partnerships.
- Describe partnership opportunities
- 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