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Alaska Soles • Entered by Loren Karro on September 20, 2020

Alan Alda Foundation Webinar on Communicating Scientific info to the Public

July 10, 2020

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours
Post Admin hours
Activity Hours 1.5
Participants 1
Total Hours 1.5

Key Issue: Climate Change
Activity Type: Trainings (WALTS, CAREs/GLOWs, research, conferences, workshops, etc.)
Key Partners: Alan Alda Foundation for Science Communication (?)

Short Description of Activity

A fantastic webinar on communication more complex information to the public with the hopes of educating them on important matters at hand. It said a lot about communicating Climate Change information and convincing people that climate change is a real thing.


What an excellent webinar. If I see it listed again I will share the link with the Broads. It stressed not “dumbing down’ information but changing the words we use to share it; using empathetic listening; using “Yes, and” instead of “Yes, but”; joining the person/people as partner(s), not adversaries; and combatting the “curse of passion” i.e. relaying too much info too fast. I love this group!