Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New communications, policy training for scientists

A new communications training opportunity for scientists is being offered this fall by the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment.  The Center's new Institute for Science Communication and Policy Development is launching workshops that walk scientists through skills for reaching public audiences, news media and policymakers effectively, with hands-on writing and training options as well as a long list of expert speakers.  The four-day training costs $1,000 and will be limited to 20 scientist participants from academic, governmental or nonprofit organizations, and graduate students, postdoctoral candidates and faculty may apply.  Here's the application for the Davis, California workshop, due August 20 for the Sept. 19-24 workshop; another workshop is planned in Fort Collins, Colorado, November 14-18.  Share this with a scientist you know!

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