[PAST EVENT] Community Science 101: Tips and Strategies for Scientists Engaging with Communities

April 8, 2019
4pm - 5:30pm
McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 219
251 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location

The Geology Department and the 100 Years of Women at William & Mary Committee are pleased to announce a workshop on Community Science 101: Tips and Strategies for Scientists Engaging with Communities. It will be led by Melissa Goodwin, Project Manager for Thriving Earth Exchange. AGU's Thriving Earth Exchange advances community solutions, and helps scientists, community leaders, and sponsors work together to solve local challenges related to natural resources, climate change, and natural hazards. 

Community science has the power to transform your science into an impactful force for good! Participants in this American Geophysical Union Thriving Earth Exchange workshop will learn and practice the skills needed to build effective relationships with communities to address critical local needs in climate change, natural hazards, natural resources, and other local needs. This workshop is offered for students, faculty, and other educators. Although the examples in the workshop will be focused on the geosciences, broadly speaking, we think this workshop would be valuable to others interested in community science and in engaging with communities.  

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify barriers to co-creation of science and teach ways to overcome these barriers
  • Provide concrete strategies that scientists and others can employ to make community science projects a success
  • Teach participants how to develop community science projects through hands-on interactive activities that allow them to practice strategies and techniques

All are welcome!