Communicating Our Science: Three Workshops at the Fall Meeting


  • Inés Cifuentes,

  • Elizabeth Landau


Earth and space scientists are highly knowledgeable about many important things. For instance, they know about the role of greenhouse gases in climate change, the places in the world where earthquakes are most likely to occur, and how to find planets outside our solar system. Many scientists, however, do not know how to talk to anyone aside from other scientists.

At the 2009 AGU Fall Meeting, members of the AGU strategic communications and outreach (SCO) staff held three workshops for scientists, in particular for students and those beginning their careers, on communicating with people who are not scientists.