Many of you understand how important communicating your science is and spend countless hours of your spare time making great educational things happen. We would like to draw your attention to an opportunity to share your communication projects, and receive professional credit for your efforts.
Please consider submitting an abstract to Session 47: Antarctic Education, Outreach and Training at the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Open Science Conference from 25-28 August 2014 in Auckland - New Zealand.
With the increased attention on the changing Polar Regions, effective science education, outreach and communication need to be higher priorities within the scientific and policy communities. To help increase the effectiveness of outreach and to help stimulate new efforts among Antarctic researchers, SCAR programs and groups, and partner organization, this session will bring together examples of capacity building, education, outreach and communication efforts of researchers, educators, communicators, and others involved with Antarctic knowledge transfer and dissemination. We particularly encourage presentations that not only share experiences, but also include the lessons learned and advice for others interested in developing similar activities.
The closing date for abstracts is 14 February.
See http://www.scar2014.com/ for more information about the meeting.
We hope to hear about your great education, outreach and training projects in New Zealand!
Jenny Baeseman (Climate and Cryosphere, Norway) and Erli Schneider Costa (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)