Talking About Ecology and Science in Public

Join a challenging conversation some have dubbed "environmental communications in the Anthropocene" to discuss the problems with presenting complex ecological information publicly. Rose Aguilar from KALW's Your Call radio, Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute, and environmental scientist and climate change activist Azibuike Akaba discuss and debate issues of scientific literacy, critical thinking, basic education, attention spans, buzzwords, guest selection, framing and definition of scientific issues, overcoming propaganda and simplistic jargon, and much more!

This event occurs on the same night as my last exam of the semester. If all goes well, I will arrive at the venue just before the lecture begins.  But there is the possibility that I may arrive a little late. Keep an eye out my backpack with the meetup sign.

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  • Amy

    If you were not able to attend, had to leave early, or want to share the lecture with a friend here is a link to the audio recording of the evening

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative presentation with a variety of viewpoints and issues and thought-provoking discussions.

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Amy

      I am glad you enjoyed it. I thought I saw you, but I wasn't sure.

      May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent presentation and engaged audience.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Clay

    It was a great presentation. And the question and answer period was stimulating.

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Amy

    Fantastic panelists. Shaping San Francisco is a wonderful lecture series. I wish they had lectures year round.

    May 22, 2013

  • Victoria

    I hope to go.

    May 10, 2013

  • MT

    I'll try to bring 5-6 people

    March 22, 2013

  • John A. G.

    Sounds great! Is it really scheduled for May 22nd, 2013?

    January 19, 2013

    • Amy

      Yes, it is really scheduled for 22 May. Mark your calendar.

      January 19, 2013

  • John A. G.

    hoping to go, no idea if i'll be free May 22nd. thx.

    January 19, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    I looked at another MeetUp page that said this is cancelled. I hope not! Sounds like a great topic!

    January 15, 2013

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