2022 Coastal & Estuarine Summit
Hosted by Restore America's Estuaries
New Orleans, LA | December 4-8, 2022
Communicating Your Science and Expertise with COMPASS
Thursday, December 8, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Magazine

80 participants; $50

40% of the US population lives on or near coastlines and estuaries, making impactful and effective communication about the science of these spaces more critical than ever. Grounded in the latest research on science communication, this workshop is designed to help scientists and technical experts build their communication skills and develop messages for the audiences they most want to reach. Participants will learn to share what they do, what they know - and most importantly, why it matters - in clear, lively terms, using a tool called the Message Box. Participants will be introduced tools and strategies to help them communicate and distill what they know and why it matters for different audiences. This workshop will involve hands-on practice, feedback and an interactive exercise practicing your "elevator pitch."

Since 1999, COMPASS has supported thousands of scientists to communicate about their work and engage beyond lab and field. We’ve connected them with journalists, policymakers, and community leaders across the United States, when and where it matters, ensuring science has a seat at the table.