[ASC-list] Canberra event: Translating science into action

Elizabeth.Yuncken at csiro.au Elizabeth.Yuncken at csiro.au
Thu Jun 24 06:42:34 UTC 2010

Translating science into action

Science is a discipline that can make a major difference to society, but scientific results often need some help to be translated into actions. This joint event considers the different disciplines that help convert science content into actions in the community:

-          Extension officers are educating farmers about scientific research that can improve their crop yields and farming practices

-          Interpretation experts are informing the community about scientific research that helps study and protect natural resources

-          Science communicators are promoting scientific research that is making a difference to our health, society and economy.

Join representatives of these three disciplines to discuss the different challenges and techniques involved, and the similarities and differences between them. A panel of experts representing the Australian Science Communicators, the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network and Interpretation Australia will provide an overview of their disciplines, and will discuss how they would tackle a hypothetical situation in the community.

Date: Thursday 1 July from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: CSIRO Discovery, Black Mountain site, Clunies Ross St, Acton
Price: $5 for APEN/IA/ASC members, $10 for non-members, including refreshments
RSVP (for catering): ASCcanberra at gmail.com<mailto:ASCcanberra at gmail.com>

For more information, including speaker details, see http://www.asc.asn.au/2010/06/science-into-action/

Liz Yuncken
Memberships and Publications Manager
CSIRO Education
Phone: +61 2 6276 6264 | Fax: +61 2 6276 6641
elizabeth.yuncken at csiro.au | www.csiro.au
Address: PO Box 225 Dickson ACT 2602

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