Alda Center’s O’Connell to take part in plenary discussion “Why aren’t they listening?” at 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting

christine_oconnellThe plenary session will be moderated by Richard Harris, veteran science correspondent for NPR, and take place during the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting (sponsored by ASLO, AGU, and TOS) in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 10:30am. Panelists Ed Maibach, Director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, Christine O’Connell of the SUNY Stony Brook School of Journalism and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and Jerry Schubel, President and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, will address public attitudes about climate and environmental sciences, negative influences on public attitudes, recognition of need for more effective communication, and communication to politicians and the public. Please come by if you are at the meeting! For more information click here.

Also, we are chairing a session on science communication as part of the meeting called (097) Breaking Boundaries: The role of science communication and outreach in promoting healthy oceans. There will be talk and poster presentations on current scientific communication best practices and outreach efforts.

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