The Forum on Translational Ecology will provide undergraduate and graduate students with insight into how science is translated to the public by professionals.
Educators, scientists, land managers, communications experts, and policymakers will share their experiences communicating ecological concepts to diverse audiences. A morning session, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., will include speakers representing each field; informal discussions will follow in the afternoon session, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The speakers will include:
- Chris Bowser, science education specialist, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- Dan Shapley, environmental journalist, Riverkeeper
- David Strayer, Ph.D., freshwater ecologist, science writer/author, Cary Institute
- Donna Light-Donovan, high school science teacher, Croton-Harmon
- Matt Alexander, Mayor of Wappinger Falls
- Fred Lubnow, environmental consultant, Princeton Hydro
- Manna Jo Greene, environmental director for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
- Jeremy Kirchman, Ph.D. curator of ornithology, New York State Museum
- Mary Killilea, Ph.D., college science professor, New York University
- Lori Quillen, director of communications, Cary Institute
The forum is open to all students at no charge. Interested individuals should register for the afternoon program by calling Patti Smith, REU Program Coordinator at (845) 677-7600 x326, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No registration is necessary for the morning session. There will be a break from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., please bring your own lunch and beverage.