Support Systems for Scientists’ Communication and Engagement Workshop IV: Science Engagement Facilitators - Landscaping Overview of U.S. Facilitators of Scientists' Engagement Communities
This is a report from Workshop IV, part of the Support Systems for Scientists' Communication and Engagement workshop series. Workshop IV was held May 2-3, 2018 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, CA. In this study, researchers sought to explore and understand the mechanisms, motivations, and outcome metrics utilized by individuals and organizations that facilitate scientists’ communication with the public. To capture the full range of engagement methods, facilitators from a wide variety of organizations were contacted and interviewed. After contacting 30 leaders the realm of science communication and engagement facilitation, 20 interviews were conducted during March and April 2018; all the facilitators were based in the U.S.