Tips for Science Communication

Here is a list of sites, articles etc for science communication.  If you have comments or sites you like please contact Emily at

Talk Nerdy to Me (a short presentation but powerful.)

Yes You’re a Great Scientist Now Shut Up and….

Top Five Tips for Communicating Science

Andy Goodman – Presentations on You Tube
Master Narratives: The Stories That Move Americans” with Andy Goodman
Storytelling as Best Practice – Andy Goodman
Workshop – The Fast Pitch
Troy Library: Book Burning Party – You Tube
Story Telling: Capturing the Power of Narrative (Webinar – NCTC, USFWS)
AND a whole bunch from Union of Concerned Scientists! (We have not listened to these all….if you find any particularly helpful (or not) please let us know!)

101 Level Workshops:

Scientists and the Media: Op-eds, LTEs, and Working with Journalists

A Scientist’s Guide to the Media

Advocacy for the Aware but Busy Expert

Tips and Tricks for Communicating with Policy Makers

Communicating with Confidence: How to deal with uncertainty

Your Elevator Pitch

Science and Policy Change: Using Your Expertise to Influence the Policy-Making Process

Testifying in Public Comment Periods and Local Hearings

Communicating in Your Own Words: How to talk to the media and the public about science

Rapid Response Ready: Preparing for Media Opportunities

The Story Behind the Scientist

Step Out of the Silo: Science through a Community and Social Justice Lens
Practice Questions for Scientist-Community Connections (pdf)
Slides from “Step Out of the Silo” (pdf)

Not Just Another Powerpoint: Best Practices to Bring Your Presentation to Life
       Blog post: Not Just Another Powerpoint: More Tips to Bring Presentations to Life

202 Level Workshops:

From Aristotle to South Park: The ABT Framework as a New Tool for Science Communication, feat. Randy Olson.

Communicating Science Amid Confusion and Uncertainty

“Following the Rules”: How to Understand and Influence the Regulatory Process

Getting Science Right in the Media

Reaching Out to Local Communities: How to engage with local stakeholders

Social Media for Scientists: Science Communication for the Web

Pushing Back Against Misinformation

Hear Me Out: Making Meaningful Connections through Storytelling
Resources on Storytelling to Make Meaningful Connections and Science More Inclusive, from Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, Vice-director, Ciencia Puerto Rico and Program Manager, iBiology


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