Connecting Society with Science:
How can scientists better communicate with the public

Symposium held at

Saturday, March 30

Symposium Chair: Stephen G. Mech

Symposium Plenary Session

Location: Alumna Hall Auditorium

9:10-9:15        Introduction and Welcome Stephen G. Mech Albright College

9:15-9:45         The Science of Science Communication: Theory and Practice Lee Ahern  Pennsylvania State University

Symposium Session I

Location: Science Center 136

10:00-10:20     Working at the Interface of Science and Policy Diane White Husic Moravian College

10:20-10:40     Entertain Before you Educate Sarah McAnulty Skype with a Scientist

10:40-11:00     Connecting to Science through NASA’s GLOBE Program Charles M. Randazzo Certified GLOBE trainer, Berks  Nature Science Educator

11:00-11:20     Training Scientists to Communicate in the University Setting Lee Ahern  Pennsylvania State University

11:20-11:35     Open Q&A

Symposium Session II

Location: Science Center 136

 2:00-2:20         Science, Ethics, and Society: Using an undergraduate capstone course to develop skills for communicating science to the public Jennifer D. Hayden, Amy J. Reese, and Audrey J. Ettinger  Cedar Crest College

2:20-2:40         The Climate and Urban Systems Partnership: Reaching city residents with informal climate change education Rachel Valletta Chief Environmental Scientist for The Franklin Institute, and director of Climate and Urban Systems Partnership

2:40-3:00         Nature in the City Alyssa Miller Environmental Educator at Schuylkill Nature Center

3:00-3:20         The Role of Science Centers and other Informal Science Education Institutions in Connecting the Public with Science Karen Knecht Director of Education, Da Vinci Science Center

3:20-3:40         Building Science Fair into the Curriculum and Parent Outreach Brandy M. Sawyer Director of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for Allentown School District

3:40-3:55         Open Q&A