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Thursday, February 27 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
4D: Fighting Burnout (when dealing w pseudoscience, climate science, conservation, etc)

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As scientists and science communicators we are on the front lines of sharing new information with the world in a way that is relevant and compelling. We believe that this is important. But daily we are faced with a lack of trust in science, online trolling, and the distortion or misuse of scientific research – or no use at all – for decision-making. Moreover, often the science itself is a serious bummer. What do we do when sharing science seems pointless, or thwarted from all sides? What keeps us going? In this session we will focus on the causes of and the solutions to burnout, and how we might cultivate individual resilience and optimism in the practice of science communication.

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Jennifer Davison

Program Manager, Urban@UW, University of Washington
Jennifer Davison connects people and ideas across perspectives to help us realize a more sustainable and resilient world. With experience in software development, climate science, communications, and wilderness guiding, Davison develops collaborations to address complex issues: from helping environmental scientists share their work with decision-makers, to catalyzing conversations between community leaders and scholars on such topics as climate... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 7 McKimmon Center
  • Hashtag #scioHope