Broaden Your Impact: Bring Science to the Public at Phipps
Attend Our Science Communication Workshop on Sat., Sept. 8

As part of a dedicated effort to break down barriers between the scientific community and the public, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is offering a science communication workshop to graduate students and other professionals in STEM. The program includes the opportunity to return to Phipps to share your work with our guests.

Who can participate?
Graduate students or faculty engaged in scientific study, as well as professionals working in a science-related field.

What does the program entail?

  • Take part in a science communication workshop at Phipps. Facilitated by the science education and research department, this learning opportunity is designed to help you develop tools for communicating scientific concepts to the public.
  • After completion of your science communication training, you will have the chance to engage members of the public at a Meet a Scientist event at Phipps.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Strengthen your broader impact goals for grants.
  • Develop your skills in communicating science at an accessible level for the public, program officers, stakeholders, etc.
  • Network with colleagues from multiple disciplines who are equally committed to sharing their work with the public.
  • Attend a forum for sharing your work with a diverse public audience at Phipps.

What are the expectations for participants?

  • Attend a one-day science communication workshop on Sat., Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Create a table display kit using existing equipment and tools from your research.
  • Take part in a one-hour table prototyping session on either Mon., Sept. 24 or Wed., Sept. 25, both from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Write a blog post about your experiences as a scientist to share via Phipps’ website.
  • Sign up for a two-hour tabling shift at one of our Meet a Scientist events at Phipps Conservatory from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on one of the following Saturdays: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. (date TBA), March 16.

Registration for the Science Communication Fellowship is $25. Applications must be completed by Mon., Sept. 3.

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Questions? Please contact Maria Wheeler-Dubas at or 412/622-6915, ext. 3220.