If we want our research to make a difference, we need to get better at finding smart and innovative ways to share what we’re learning with the public. I propose a hands-on, interactive workshop aimed at helping developmental scientists learn (and practice) these skills.
Topics might include:
1 – Intentional data visualization (Stephanie Evergreen is doing incredible work in this space)
2 – Science communication (e.g., the Message Box Toolkit put out by COMPASS)
3 – How to get your work into the hands of policymakers
4 – Sharing your work on social media
5 – Tips and tricks for working with science journalists to share your research
6 – Hands-on demonstrations of other novel techniques for sharing research (e.g., whiteboard videos)