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Friday, February 21 • 8:30am - 11:15am
(PRE-REG) Science Communication: Stories in the Classroom

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Science communication is an emerging culture with a history of challenges around accuracy, engagement and impact. This is true in academia, but also in the classroom. This session will start to tackle these communication challenges with creativity, courage, personalization and passion.

Along with getting the science right, science communicators probe the profound and personal questions about what it means to be human. Ask yourself: Why does science matter to me? Why should it matter to anyone else? The more connected you are to the science; the more powerful the audience response. This session will encourage you to turn science into stories as you use personal narrative, effective visuals and science demonstrations to engage your audience.

Understand the impact that relevant visuals can have on the communication of your message and the connection with your audience. Discover how to maximize objects and props to illustrate narrative elements. Devise an “Uber pitch” (the length of waiting time for an Uber) for science concepts. Learn how to turn science demonstrations into engaging stories for your classroom.

Friday February 21, 2020 8:30am - 11:15am MST
Macleod Hall B Calgary Telus Convention Centre
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