Support Systems for Scientists’ Communication and Engagement Workshop IV: Landscaping Overview of U.S. Facilitators of Scientists' Engagement Communities

Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to Thursday, May 3, 2018
Resource Type:
Report | Conference Proceedings
Environment Type: 
Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Conferences
Audience: 
Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists | Evaluators | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Description or Abstract: 

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.

Funder(s): 
Private Foundation
Funding Program: 
The Kavli Foundation
Funder(s): 
Private Foundation
Funding Program: 
Rita Allen Foundation
Funder(s): 
Private Foundation
Funding Program: 
The David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Funder(s): 
Private Foundation
Funding Program: 
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Team Members

Steven WeinerSteven WeinerAuthor
Ira BennettIra BennettAuthor

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