Science communication course at the University of New England
On January 12–13, Science Communicators Joanna Woerner and Emily Nauman presented a Science Communication course
at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Twenty-two professionals from organizations such as The University of New England
, Wells Reserve
, Maine Drinking Water Program
, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
, and Maine NEMO Program
explored how to synthesize data in conceptual diagrams, presentations, and print documents. Participants left the course with drafts of science communication products describing a variety of topics including threats to drinking water, benefits of vegetated buffers, endangered species management, and household pollutant minimization. We look forward to seeing how they continue their outreach and communication efforts.