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, 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., will include speakers representing each field. They will share their insights about translating ecology for different audiences and purposes, discuss the major challenges and rewards of communicating the results of scientific studies, and share advice for students who are interested in translational ecology.
Informal discussions will follow in the afternoon session, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; speakers will join small groups to talk about issues of concern to the student participants, including both translational ecology and ecology-related career pathways.
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 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m., please bring your own lunch and beverage.
Chris Bowser, Science Education Specialist, NYSDEC
John Ferro, Environmental Journalist, Poughkeepsie Journal
Dr. David Strayer, Freshwater Ecologist, Science writer/author, Cary Institute
Donna Light-Donovan, High School Science Teacher, Croton-Harmon
Matt Alexander, Mayor of Wappinger Falls (Government)
Fred Lubnow, Environmental Consultant, Princeton Hydro
Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater (Advocate/Activist)
Misti Duvall, Environmental Lawyer, Riverkeeper
Dr. Michelle Hersh, College Science Professor, Sarah Lawrence College