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Coastal Fellows Program

Coastal Fellows Seminar

Communicating Environmental Research and Outreach:
Synthesis, Reflection and Communication for URI Coastal Fellows
EVS 366

Instructors: Brianne Neptin
Phone: (401)874-7829

Meeting Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Course Credit: 2 graded credits

Course Description: The immediate focus of this course is to assist you in communicating your individual Coastal Fellowship topic and findings in a variety of formats for a variety of different audiences. Class discussion will include the role of communication in the environmental sciences and in environmental decision-making. You will be introduced to the essential components of effective scientific communication and to techniques for developing large-format scientific posters. The course will culminate in the preparation and formal presentation of a scientific poster reporting on the work of your Coastal Fellowship.

Class format: classroom discussions, lectures, peer review of written work, computer lab, and visiting speakers.

Course Expectations: By completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Present a final product of your research/outreach in the form of a scientific poster,
  • Present a resume that reflects the skills gained from your individual research/outreach experience,
  • Identify the implications and significance of your research/outreach efforts, and
  • Appreciate the value of communicating your research/outreach experience in both a formal and informal setting.

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