February, 2022

202218FebAll DayEcological Science Communication Conference(All Day: Friday) Topic:Communication TagsFree,online


Hosted by Diversity of Nature (DoN) and the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR), EcoSciComCon 2022 provides a free and interactive virtual conference to connect you to with ecologists who are also experts in science communication and outreach. Learn directly from early-career and diverse scholars, grow your network, and gain skills to facilitate your own science communication initiatives!

Schedule for March 4, 2022:

10:00 – 10:15 AM (AST) Introductions

10:15 – 10:55 AM (AST) Keynote Speaker

Dr. Cylita Guy – Skills for communicating science & where to apply them

11:00 – 12:50 AM (AST) Climate Change and Conservation Outreach

Dr. Emily Choy – Insights on Beluga whales through a community-based monitoring program

Unity Cooper – How community engagement led to a grassroots movement protecting an important ecosystem

Dr. Michelle Tseng – All hands on deck: Building a BC butterfly monitoring program from the ground up

Dr. Dalal Hannah – Connecting young women and science on the water

Em Lim – iNaturalist: making a difference with community science

12:50 – 1:20 PM (AST) Break

1:20 – 2:50 AM (AST) Avenues for Outreach

Dr. Sara Wuitchick – Opportunities for science communication and outreach for early-career students and scientists

Hunter Stevens – Value of outdoor and hands-on experiential learning for students of all ages

Dr. Karma Nanglu – Incorporating museums and natural history into science communication and outreach

Loay Jabre – The power of open source: making science accessible without compromising quality

3:00 – 3:20 PM (AST) EDI and Ways Forward

Jasmin Graham – Building a new table: my journey in founding a BIPOC-focused scientific society

Aaron Judah – Faith-based science communication and outreach

Dr. Ana Martins – Maré Alta Education: how it came to be and plans for the future

Suchinta Arif – Diversity of Nature: BIPOC-focused and BIPOC-led science outreach

4:30 – 4:45 PM (AST) Closing Remarks

6:00 PM (AST) Dinner

Presenters in the Halifax region are invited to join us for a free dinner. Exact location TBD.


Friday, February 18 - 6:22pm 2022 - Friday, February 18 - 6:22pm 2022

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