Dr Wendy Bohon and Beth Bartel provide scicomm training services to scientific and education institutions. Outlined below outlined below are the Packages we offer. Click these links if you’re looking for Workshops or Talks.

Scicomm Basics – Education focus (6 hours)

  • Making Meaning (Activity): Brainstorm the ingredients of a meaningful informal learning experience 
  • Personal Learning (Activity): Explore how people learn with an appreciation for different backgrounds and perspectives 
  • What’s in a Word? (Activity): Identify jargon as a communications barrier 
  • But Why? (Activity): Develop and practice elevator speeches for different audiences 
  • Social Media (Talk): Learn and share best practices in social media for science communication, and how to navigate contentious topics in social media and beyond
  • Trust in Science Communication (Talk): How to get it, how to keep it
  • Points of Connection (Activity)
  • Misinformation (Talk): Why it spreads and how to stop it 
  • Goal setting and group discussion

SciComm Basics – Student focus (8 hours)

  • Making Meaning (Activity): Brainstorm the ingredients of a meaningful informal learning experience 
  • Personal Learning (Activity): Explore how people learn with an appreciation for different backgrounds and perspectives 
  • Building a common vision: identify our professional blind spots
  • What’s in a Word? (Activity): Identify jargon as a communications barrier 
  • But Why? (Activity): Develop and practice elevator speeches for different audiences
  • Working with the media (Activity): Understand the needs and perspectives of journalists and scientists for better working relationships
  • Social media for Scientists (Talk): Learn how to leverage social media for science communication
  • Points of Connection (Activity)
  • Visualizing your science

Media Training (4-5 hours)

  • What’s in a Word? (Activity): Identify jargon as a communications barrier 
  • Working with the media (Activity): Understand the needs and perspectives of journalists and scientists for better working relationships
  • Media Relations 101 (Talk)
  • Lights, Camera, Action! (Activity): practice working with different types of media, including creating talking points and talking on camera or to a reporter