Coastal Fellows Seminar
Communicating Environmental Research and Outreach:
Synthesis, Reflection and Communication for URI Coastal Fellows
Meeting Time: 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.