Seeking sci-comm course providers

Dear ASC members,

The ASC has received a few requests to provide training in science communication related skills. While the ASC itself does not provide training programs, a number of our members do.

I invite you to nominate training providers in science communication related skills. You may nominate yourself.

Please provide information about:

. the name of the company or individual providing the training,

. contact details (email, phone, postal address),

. name of course,

. the length of the course,

. the skills addressed in the program,

. cost to attend course,

. location(s) where the course(s) is offered,

. name of each presenter with relevant qualifications and experience,

. maximum number of participants per session

The ASC has a goal to develop a national accreditation system for short courses. Until that is in place the ASC cannot recommend specific courses but we can let build a database to help answer enquiries.

Accreditation is a complex process even for short courses. The National Council has endorsed a preliminary framework for assessment but more needs to be done before we are confident of creating a sustainable program. Let me know if you want to hear more about the proposed accreditation process.

Cheers, Jesse

Jesse Shore

President, Australian Science Communicators, 2010

Jesse Shore PhD Science Communicator Prismatic Sciences P: (02) 9810 2328 M: 0415 841 276 E: W:

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About Jesse Shore

Jesse Shore is passionate about engaging the community with science and in looking for ways to weave together the arts and sciences. He has been developing science based exhibitions and events since 1984, and was President of the Australian Science Communicators from 2010-2012. His business, Prismatic Sciences, produced five travelling exhibitions for the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry and he manages the ongoing national tour. He previously worked at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney as an exhibition project leader and Senior Curator of sciences. While at the museum he was one of the founders of the Ultimo Science Festival, a major National Science Week activity. He is currently collaborating with an artist to create artworks which have a science slant.