The shifting political landscape and the upcoming elections have underscored the need for scientific literacy in all facets of our society. Yet increasing polarization also means that science educators have a narrower pathway for accurately and effectively communicating about science and its implications for public policy and human behavior.
This meeting will convene experts in science communication to help educators in high schools, colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, public media, libraries, museums, and other informal education institutions better understand the conflicts between scientific knowledge and personal or political identity, and how to successfully navigate these issues.
Fees and Services: The registration fee for the 2016 NCSCE Science Communication is $250 and covers admission to all program sessions as well as breakfast, lunch and an evening reception on Friday. Participants are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements.
Please contact Kyle Simmons, NCSCE’s Faculty Development Events Program Coordinator by phone at (202) 483-4600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Washington Symposium.