Workshop at #UCDavis 3/24 From Science to Storytelling: Effective Communication for Policy Change

From Science to Storytelling: Effective Communication for Policy Change

Conveying the results of your scientific research to legislators and government agencies can help influence policy – but only if you communicate effectively! If you are motivated in part by applying your research to environmental and social issues such as climate change, this workshop will give you some useful concepts and tools. Using discussion, role plays, expert advice from media consultants and individual exercises, we will explore the challenges of translating your scientific findings to policymakers and advocates, and will offer some tools for improving your communications skills. We will focus on simplifying your messages and honing your presentations.

Invited participants:

Academic researchers working on climate change and agriculture. Registered participants may also invite one graduate student.


California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) and Resource Media

Date, time, location:

March 24, 1:00 – 4:00

Big Hanna Room, Asmundson Hall, UC Davis

Cost: Free

To register: Email Renata Brillinger at CalCAN ( with your name, department, institution and phone number. If you would like to bring one graduate student, please include their information as well. Space is limited.

Science Communication workshop 3-24-14.pdf

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: