Translating science into action

1 July 2010
5:30 pmto7:30 pm
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

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@gmail.com

More about our panel:

  • Jesse Shore, Science Communicator and President of Australian Science Communicators
  • Emalyn Loudon, Manager of Technology Transfer & Adoption at Australian Pork Limited (APL) and representing the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network
  • Rosemary Hollow, Assistant Director – NSW/ACT Team, Australian Government Land and Coasts and representing Interpretation Australia