Saturday, April 13, 2013

Climate Science: The Conversation at Cambridge Science Festival Monday April 15, 2013

EVENT WAS POSTPONED DUE TO THE TRAGIC EVENTS THAT OCCURRED AT THE BOSTON MARATHON ON MONDAY AFTERNOON. 



Join us this Marathon Monday evening April 15, 2013 at the NESACS Science Cafe at the Cambridge Science Festival. This is the second consecutive year that NESACS is participating at the festival. Last year National ACS had an NSF grant and we worked with them on The Chemistry of Food Science Cafe. This year we are participating in the Science Communication Day at the festival and together with the festival organizers, decided to explore how to communicate scienceformally and informally using an example like climate science, as the basis for the conversation and a science cafe format as the communication mechanism.

This is our program description: A meteorologist, a journalist, and a climate scientist walk into a bar and...Seriously though, how do we best communicate scienceformally and informally? And how does it all get applied in a specific example like Climate Change?Join in the discussion with our panel of experts: Dave Epstein, Brian Helmuth and Peter Thomson. This panel discussion will be facilitated by Jack Driscoll, NESACS PR Chair.

Event is hosted by: John Harvard's Brew House. 33 Dunster St, Harvard Sq in the back room. Event occurs Monday April 15, 2013 from 7pm-9pm. Cost is free to attend. Cash bar is 21+. Please RVSP using the link below if you plan to attend because seating is limited.
A quick note about each of the panelists: for more information on each of them, use the links to see their bio info. Dave Epstein is a meteorologist who worked in the Boston media (Channel 5) for sixteen years and blogs for The Boston Globe. We were introduced to Brian Helmuth, our Climate Scientist, through Pam Mabrouk, the NESACS Women Chemists Committee Chair. Peter Thomson is with NPR and is the Environment Editor for The World who happens to have a passion for climate science. 

Here is the online flyer is below and here is the RSVP link. We hope you can join us and help us make this a robust and informative conversation about communicating science.

Climate Science: The Conversation~A Science Cafe at Cambridge Science Festival by Jennifer Maclachlan


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