Science communication workshop
As researchers and scientists, we find ourselves in front of cutting-edge science and we are exposed to new developments and findings in a variety of scientific fields. But it is important to remember that the public, which influences research funding, does not take part in this knowledge. We proudly present a science communication workshop, designed to help you bridge the gap between scientists and the public, practice how to distill your message and communicate your science in an easy and accessible way.
About the workshop
The workshop is a combination of discussions and practical experience. The first part of the
workshop, will create the basis for dialogue between scientists and non-scientists (including decision makers, family members, colleagues from other fields etc.).
- You will learn and practice how to present scientific ideas, activities and developments from different research fields in ways that are more accessible to your audience
- You will learn what the research in the field tells us about publics’ knowledge, attitudes and perceptions regarding science
- And practice how to design your message to invoke interest, trust and empathy.
The second part of the workshop will focus on public speaking (facilitating the 3 C’s – Charisma, Coherence and Clarity), distilling your message, developing your elevator pitch and will introduce best practices in monologues and dialogues with various audiences about your research.
Who is this workshop designed for?
The workshop is designed for researchers from all academic fields, with or without previous experience in science communication. We believe that even the most trained speakers can learn new strategies that can improve their science communication skills.
Yael Barel-Ben David is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. She holds a B.Sc. in Biology and Philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an M.Sc. (cum laude) in science communication. Her practical science communication experience includes guiding, supervising and developing programs at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem, hosting a recurring segment on a TV science show, and judging the FameLab international competition. She teaches science communication workshops and is regularly invited to lecture in teachers’ professional development and undergraduate courses, as well as international workshops.
- The workshop is designed for 8-12 participants
- The length and emphasis of the workshop are modular and can be adjusted according to your needs
- The shortest version of the workshop is 3 hours including a short break, the full length is 2 full days (9:30 am- 5 pm)
- The workshop can be in Hebrew or English
- Workshop participants will have access to personal counseling for six months after the workshop
For more information please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org