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Getting to the Heart of Science Communication
February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Faith Kearns
California Institute for Water Resources
University of California , Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
WEBINAR — Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12 pm C.T.
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Many science communication practitioners find themselves working on issues that are emotional,
contentious, and sometimes traumatic. The traditional science communication tools of perfecting a
presentation, message, or frame fall short in the face of these kinds of challenges. This talk will
focus on a different way of approaching science communication with tools that including relating,
listening, working with conflict, and understanding trauma, all with an eye toward justice and
Kearns is a scientist and science communication practitioner with over 25 years experience working
on water, wildfire, and climate change in Washington D.C. and the western U.S. Her work has been
published in New Republic, On Being, Bay Nature, and more. Her book, Getting to the Heart of
Science: A Guide to Effective Engagement (Island Press, 2021) is available anywhere books are sold.