Researchers interested in communicating about conservation issues are invited to attend the upcoming Conservation Science Communications Panel hosted by the Wisconsin Chapter for the Society for Conservation Biology. The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Wisconsin Ideas Room at Union South.
Featuring experts from across the field, attendees will learn how to communicate and share their research with the public, media, legislators and other scientists. Speakers include:
Stanley A. Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology where for 32 years he held the academic position once occupied by Aldo Leopold. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
Emily is the director of Communications and Outreach for Madison Audubon Society, a small but fast-growing non-profit and chapter of the National Audubon Society. Emily has worked for environmental non- profits in Wyoming and Wisconsin in a variety of capacities since her graduation from UW-Madison in 2012.
Bret Shaw is the Environmental Communication Specialist for UW-Extension. He focuses on outreach activities related to facilitating campaign development for organizations dealing with natural resource management issues such as water quality, land use and environmental conservation and assessing the impact of these social marketing campaigns.
Sharon Dunwoody is professor emerita at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UW-Madison. In addition to being an internationally recognized scholar of science communication, she has also spent more than 30 years training both journalists and scientists in how to build effective science messages for general audiences.
Nathan Schulfer is a conservation practitioner who co-manages the Professional MS Program in Environmental Conservation at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Nathan’s work at Nelson focuses on recruitment and mentorship of emerging conservation leaders through the Professional MS, while leading the Institute’s efforts to strengthen networks with NGO’s and government units on a global scale.
For more information, visit the event link on the organization’s website.