Building a ScienceRewired Community

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Later this year we’ll be piloting a ScienceRewired community platform that will help to connect science communicators, digital innovators, citizen science advocates and educators. It’s the first of many projects we’re exploring – aimed at developing a global community of science communicators, educators and citizen science advocates eager to understand more about the use of digital technologies in science communication.

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A Pint And A Periodic Table? Engaging ALL Australians In The Sciences

With over 6000 pubs in Australia it’s pretty hard to walk the streets of any city or town without wandering past a local or two. The pub holds a special place in the heart of many Australians – and its pull on our other organs can’t be ignored either! Its schnitty (schnitzel –preferably the size of the plate or larger) sings to our stomachs, the footy and conversation takes care of our eyes and ears, and our noses are inevitably filled with that (not always pleasant) pub aroma. But while at the pub, are we neglecting one of our most important organs – our brain?

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Session 7A – Debunking Myths: Citizen Science is not a Viable Means of Undertaking Research

Contentious approach or valid means of research? Will ‘crowd sourcing’ your research leave your projects wide open for criticism, invalidate research or create a richer set of data from a much broader audience? Ms. Deborah Cleland -PhD Student at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University; Dr. Laurel Dyson – Senior Lecturer […]

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Session 6C – The Power of the Podcast

What do you want your listeners to know? What can you produce, in a feasible manner? What can podcasting do that other social media mediums (or other traditional forms of outreach) can’t provide? The Token Skeptic podcast began in 2009 and primarily features interviews with scientists and pop-culture figures involved in science and philosophy; it […]

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Online Science Communicators Survival Guide Panel

Communicating science via online platforms comes with its own particular traps and pitfalls. So what should communicators be on the lookout for? How can we avoid the snares of misconceptions and misinformation? Philip Roetman discusses the elements of research, education and engagement – keys to bilateral exchange of information: giving information to the community by showing […]

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