Geoscience for Community Priorities

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Background:
The geosciences provide valuable knowledge and tools that can be applied to a wide range of community issues, including air and water quality; geologic hazards; the provision of energy, water, and mineral resources; climate and weather impacts; and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure. Geoscientists are commonly keen to see this science put into action, but there are many factors that affect how geoscience is perceived and used in community decision-making. Communities vary tremendously in size, location, culture, history, resources, governance, priorities, and needs. Effective engagement strategies take account of this diversity and employ a range of approaches to support communities and individual decision-makers with science that they can trust, understand, and use.

In this webinar, experts in geoscience communication, education, and engagement will discuss a variety of different techniques, media, and principles for more effective communication and collaboration between community leaders, decision makers, and geoscientists. Particular attention will be paid to three types of engagement: facilitating community-led solutions by connecting community leaders with geoscientists; incorporating community issues into college-level geoscience curricula; and using online platforms to provide geoscience information, resources, access to expertise, and opportunities for communities facing similar issues to share their experiences.

Our speakers are:
Raj Pandya, Ph.D., Director, Thriving Earth Exchange, American Geophysical Union
Natasha Udu-gama, Ph.D., Senior Specialist, Thriving Earth Exchange, American Geophysical Union
Sarah Fortner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geology & Environmental Science, Wittenberg University
Cassaundra Rose, Ph.D., Program Manager, Policy and Critical Issues, American Geosciences Institute

Note: This webinar will take place on November 14 at 2pm Eastern Time (11am Pacific Time) and will last for one hour. A video recording of the full webinar will be made available online within one week of the live event. If you are interested in the webinar but unable to attend live, please register and we will e-mail you once the recording is available.

Free webinar with option for Continuing Education Units
This is a free webinar. If you would like to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) for attending this webinar, you will be given the option to complete an AIPG CEU application form during your registration.

November 14th, 2018 2:00 PM   through   3:00 PM
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