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Your Science is a Multi-tool

Science plays many roles in the policymaking process. Describing those roles is often harder than I expect.  While attending the North American Congress of Conservation Biology (NACCB) in July, I was...

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Lessons from the Policy Trenches

Sometimes, students are the best teachers. I think this is particularly true when you’re pushing yourself beyond the boundaries of hard facts or scholarship into the realm of practice. Those who are...

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Want to Get Policymakers Engaged With Your Field of Research? Integrate Them...

This post is co-authored by COMPASS Director of Science Policy Outreach Chad English. Scientific conferences are hotspots for researchers to come together to share their latest discoveries, form new...

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Climbing Dawn Walls for Conservation Science

The New Year is a time for thinking about “What do you want to do with your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver). The first week of January, I spent a few days in Yosemite with my husband,...

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The Hidden Curriculum in Graduate Education

As we prepare to roll out the final #GradSciComm Report this week, I’ve been revisiting the moments of inspiration and flashes of insight that shaped our work. Like clay on a potter’s wheel, the best...

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No Silver Bullets: SciComm Insights from NAS Workshop

Recently, the National Academy of Sciences’ Public Interfaces of Life Science Roundtable hosted a 2-day workshop called “When Science and Citizens Connect: Public Engagement on Genetically Modified...

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5 Steps for Integrating #SciComm into STEM Graduate Education

Last month, an article in The Atlantic stated, “Beginning this year, the Medical College Admission Test [MCAT] will contain questions involving human behavior and psychology, a recognition that being a...

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Assembling (Science) Networks Online

“People never ask whether birds are good or bad because they fly in flocks,” I say, while a murmuration of starlings whirls on the screen behind me. I pause, letting the audience watch the dark forms...

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Wilburforce Training: The Heart Of The Matter

Something magical happened at the first training for the Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science two weeks ago. Once again, storytelling revealed its power to inform, to inspire and bring...

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Thanking Liz Neeley: Champion For Scientists And #SciComm

I still remember the first day I met Liz Neeley, a little over seven years ago. We met in a hip coffee shop in Seattle. She had recently relocated there from Washington DC, where she was working for...

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Our Stories: Leveraging Scientific Conferences To Include Journalists

We blog here with brief updates or reflections on our work, while our website provides examples and descriptions of what we do. We are excited to continue sharing our series of stories, focused on...

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Find Your Way Down The Slopes Of Engagement

This winter, I’ve had the privilege to witness a bunch of kids learning to ski (admittedly, while finally truly learning to ski myself). While supporting my daughters – one a future Bode Miller...

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Announcing the NACCB 2016 Journalist Fellows

COMPASS is proud to support a phenomenal group of reporters, editors, and producers to attend the 2016 North American Congress for Conservation Biology this July. The meeting is expected to bring over...

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Tides Of Change: A Capitol Hill Briefing On How Oceans Are Changing And How...

On June 28th, 2016, COMPASS will be supporting scientists to discuss their knowledge of the impacts of ocean change on fisheries and the communities that depend on them with policymakers on Capitol...

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Applications Open for the 2017 Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science

The Wilburforce Foundation and COMPASS are excited to announce that applications are open for the second cohort of the Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science. The fellowship, which was designed...

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Andy Hoffman: Science Communicators or Science Mediators?

We are excited to re-post this blog by Andy Hoffman. Andy raises questions about the role of scientists as mediators, not just communicators.  Andy’s post helped us dive deeper into the importance of...

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Meet a Wilburforce Fellow: Sergio Avila

The Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science provides researchers with a unique opportunity to gain skills in science communication and leadership to further their conservation goals. Fellows...

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Meet a Wilburforce Fellow: Jonaki Bhattacharyya

The Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science provides researchers with a unique opportunity to gain skills in science communication and leadership to further their conservation goals. Fellows...

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Meet a Wilburforce Fellow: Robert Long

The Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science provides researchers with a unique opportunity to gain skills in science communication and leadership to further their conservation goals. Fellows...

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Meet A Wilburforce Fellow: Matthew Williamson

The Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science provides researchers with a unique opportunity to gain skills in science communication and leadership to further their conservation goals. Fellows...

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