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The Oceans Institute UWA Presents: The Art of Communicating Marine Science

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Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (UWA)

64 Fairway

Crawley, WA 6009

Australia

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The course will be held over 3 days:

  • Thursday 18th October: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Friday 19th October: 12:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Free Weekend
  • Monday 22nd October: 12:30pm - 6:00pm

Attendance of all 3 days is required.

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Join us for an in-depth 3-day course (Thursday, Friday and Monday) in science communication. Not just for marine scientists, the concepts in this course will benefit anyone involved in science communication, especially those in the physical and life sciences.

  • Rationale - Why it’s important to communicate with the public, stakeholders and the media
  • Value system - Ten selection criteria for communicating ocean science research; includes tips on sourcing leads
  • Getting the picture - Preparing static and interactive graphics, illustrations, photographs and videos
  • Science-writing tips - Secrets for translating complex scientific research papers into easily comprehensible forms
  • Media skills - An introduction to the world of print and broadcast media
  • The science interview - Twenty simple rules to follow when preparing for all interviews; plus skills for calming frayed nerves
  • Going live - Tips and tricks for tackling radio, video and TV interviews, with voice and gesture coaching and methods for handling controversy or hostile reporters
  • On or off? - When to speak on or off the record during interviews
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Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (UWA)

64 Fairway

Crawley, WA 6009

Australia

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