IAN Seminar Series 2014

The goal of the IAN seminar series is to provide concise, thought-provoking ideas relating to Chesapeake Bay science and management. Short presentations (15 minutes maximum length) are immediately followed by a lunchtime discussion of the topics raised by the presenter. The discussion is summarized and is posted along with a pdf version of the seminar slides. The seminars are captured on video and posted under a Creative Commons license so they can be freely shared.

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DateSpeakerSeminarSeries
Tue 24
Apr
2012
http://ian.umces.edu/seminarseries/
Focus Group Evaluation of Tributary Report Cards - Steve Raabe (OpinionWorks) - IAN Seminar Series
2012-04-24T12:00:00-04:00 2012-04-24T13:00:00-04:00
Macknis Room, Chesapeake Bay Program Office, 410 Severn Avenue (Suite 109), Annapolis MD
At OpinionWorks, public opinion is polled for a variety of organizations. As it relates to environmental reporting, polling is used to create the best possible way to present environmental findings. Steve Raabe conducted a study using two focus groups on how an environmental report card should be presented. It was found that the general public gravitated towards a clear grading system, trend information, and intriguing photographs. He also includes things to avoid when reporting and how the concerned public feels about the importance of water quality issues.
Steve Raabe
OpinionWorks
info@opinionworks.com
Focus Group Evaluation of Tributary Report Cards

Citizens for Science
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Abstract

At OpinionWorks, public opinion is polled for a variety of organizations. As it relates to environmental reporting, polling is used to create the best possible way to present environmental findings. Steve Raabe conducted a study using two focus groups on how an environmental report card should be presented. It was found that the general public gravitated towards a clear grading system, trend information, and intriguing photographs. He also includes things to avoid when reporting and how the concerned public feels about the importance of water quality issues.



Time and Venue

Seminars start at 12 noon, scheduled for 45 mins (15 mins plus 30 min question/discussion time).

Science for Citizens seminars are held in the Joe Macknis Conference Room (Fish Shack) at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office, 410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis MD 21403, immediately following the monthly meetings of the Science Technical Analysis and Reporting (STAR) team meetings.

Citizens for Science seminars are conducted at the UMCES Annapolis Office, 1 Park Place, Suite 325, Annapolis, MD 21401.



Inquiries

If you have any queries or would like to contribute to next year's seminar series, please contact:

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