[Coral-List] Special Coral Reef Communication Workshop
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Tue Sep 22 15:36:39 UTC 2020
I agree with Peter and John on this. I have sat in on some sessions, and
they are very interesting and helpful. It requires repetition for it to
work - as Randy argues, it is like going to the gym... well worth the
On Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 5:01 PM Bruno, John via Coral-List <
coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> wrote:
> To second Peter Sale's point: I also strongly endorse the ABT training
> course Dr Randy Olson is offering through NOVA.
> If we scientists weren't such terrible communicators, we might be more
> successful in convincing the public, policy makers, funders, etc about
> climate, pollution, etc. Luckily Randy has the discovered the solution! His
> ABT training is essential for scientists and science communicators. Iv'e
> read his books and sat in on his ABT workshop and its both fun and
> incredibly effective. It changed the way I speak, teach, and write.
> Therefore, you should sign up!
> John Bruno
> Professor, Dept of Biology
> UNC Chapel Hill
> 🐠🐋🧜♂️🐟🦐 🦈🦑
> The ABT Framework has helped me and lots of others become better at
> telling the stories of our research. And Randy Olson produces a great
> As Steve wrote in his recent post here:
> "The course is online and open to graduate students, professors, NGO
> professionals, government scientists, and policymakers whose work involves
> coral reefs. The course includes ten one-hour sessions and Working Circles
> exercises that apply the ABT tools to participant projects. Active
> participation is required. The course will be offered M-W-F (1600 -1700
> EST) November 2 to 23, 2020. The first half of each hour is a presentation.
> The second half is interactive with Dr. Olson as he works individually with
> participants on the ABT Build Process to help strengthen your narratives.
> "If you want to participate, please send an application to Dr. Steven
> Miller (smiller at nova.edu<mailto:smiller at nova.edu><mailto:smiller at nova.edu>)
> by October 9, 2020. Space is limited. Please include the following
> information in a PDF document:
> * Name
> * Affiliation (graduate students, please include the name of your major
> * Address
> * Email
> * Telephone Number
> * Include a short one-paragraph explanation about why you want to take
> the ABT Narrative Template Course.
> While the course is free if your application is accepted, a tax-deductible
> donation of $100 or $200 is appreciated - but is not required. Please
> donate online at https://realizingpotential.nova.edu/give/index.html and
> select the Halmos College. In the Comments Section, please add that the
> donation is for the Coral Reef ABT Framework Course."
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