Science into action

Translating science into action

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 (Jesse Shore), the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (Emalyn Louden) and Interpretation Australia (Rosemary Hollow) will provide an overview of their disciplines, and will discuss how they would tackle a hypothetical situation in the community.

Date: Tomorrow! 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

For more information, including speaker details, see http://www.asc.asn.au/2010/06/science-into-action