Writing, ice, and really smelly fish: attending the Iceland Writers Retreat

The smell reaches through the air, sits heavy at the back of my throat. I approach the table and look down at the helpless chunks of pale, rotten flesh. Thicker than jelly. We are to eat this creature—the oldest living vertebrate, one that’s swam blindly in the freezing depths for centuries, devouring seals, polar bears, […]

5 things you can do RIGHT NOW to stay up-to-date with science communication research

Scientists and science communicators are people who see knowledge as a foundation for actions and behaviours, right? A scientist, planning an experiment, will know all about the latest research in their field to maximise their chance of success. We build new knowledge on the knowledge of others.
But how often will a science communicator or scientist-who-communicates-science […]

And the winner is – the outcomes of the 2015 ASC Grants Program announced!

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the following ASC Professional Development Grants for 2015 are:

The ASC Professional Development Grant/s were awarded to both Donna Lu and Jaclyn Drake

Donna undertook an online UC Berkeley Writing Course and Jaclyn went to the 2015 Conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association

The Peter Pockley Grant for Professional Development in […]

Tend your backyard first

Thank you to Abbie Thomas for sharing her training experience.

I recently did a two-day course with the generous support of an ASC Professional Development Grant. The course on using Social Media was run by Tim Holt, a social media trainer from Melbourne whose runs the social media company Net101.
Over two days, Tim took us through […]

ASC national conference – only weeks away #ASC14

The Australian Science Communicators National Conference 2014, 2-5 February, Brisbane is only weeks away. So get in quick to claim your spot to attend this premier networking event promising thrills, new skills and (gasp) entertainment! Register now. Continue reading

ASC National Conference 2014 – registrations open

ASC2014 will emphasise innovation in science communication stimulated by understanding our audiences, using visual communication and new media, and demonstrating the impact of our efforts. Continue reading

ASC seeking new webmaster

Express your enthusiasm for the world of the web, gain new skills and make a difference to ASC Continue reading

Encourage discussion, write for the Big Science Communication Summit – tickets to attend up for grabs!

This opens up exciting opportunities for our members to be involved in the event, explore today’s sci comm issues and be on-ground reporters for the event. Tickets to attend are up for grabs and you can have a writer profile on the Summit website.
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Jobs: ASC seeking paid (and volunteer) writers!!

The ASC needs people that can contribute to a number of writing projects, some are paid (money) and some are volunteer (paid for with thanks, adoration, and a growing prominent public portfolio of pieces as an ASC Writer). Continue reading

Job: ASC seeking Scope newsletter Editor

Scope editor: Have your finger on the pulse, gain new skills, make a difference to ASC Continue reading