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February 25, 2016 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Welcome Center Auditorium | Map
42 W. Warren
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The guest speaker will be Dr. Jo Latimore, Aquatic Ecologist and Outreach Specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University. Dr. Latimore is particularly interested in public participation in assessment and management of Michigan's streams and lakes; science communication, outreach, and engagement; natural resources leadership development; and improving our understanding of aquatic ecosystem health by assessing responses to disturbance. She will present, “Communication is Critical: Linking Water Research, Management, and Policy through Outreach and Engagement.”

Abstract:

Tackling today’s water challenges requires strong science, but it is not enough. Researchers' questions must be framed in a social and political context, and gaps must be bridged between the seemingly disparate needs and values of researchers, managers, policymakers, and users. In order to ensure that research outcomes are part of the conversation, researchers need water scientists who are willing to step outside their comfort zones, learn how to communicate their science effectively, and engage with others outside of the realm of science.

A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Latimore's presentation.

For more information about this event, please contact Madeline Conlen at 3135775600 or madeline.conlen@wayne.edu.