‘Informal science education,’ or ISE, occurs in community settings when scientific findings or concepts are presented to segments of the public, often in relatively brief encounters. Think of activities and demonstrations on the museum floor, for example, or animal encounters at a zoo. For academic scientists and other researchers interested in public outreach, informal science … Continue reading Cincinnati’s Informal Science Education Ecosystem
Dr. Arnie Miller This week, we highlight the work of Dr. Arnie Miller. Dr. Miller is an Advisory Board member of the UC Center for Public Engagement with Science, as well as Professor Emeritus, former Head of the UC Geology Department, and former Senior Associate Dean of the UC College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller is an evolutionary paleontologist and paleoecologist. His research has focused on mass extinctions and … Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Arnie Miller
Dr. Angela Potochnik Back in January Center Director Angela Potochnik took part in a Beginner's Workshop from the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). NNOCCI, working across 38 different states, is committed to spreading the word about climate change and training others to do the same. This eight-hour workshop was put on … Continue reading Potochnik took part in Climate Interpreter Workshop
Dr. Brooke Crowley This week we are spotlighting Center Affiliate Dr. Brooke Crowley! As an Associate Professor in the Departments of Geology and Anthropology here at UC, Dr. Crowley investigates ecological interactions among living and recently extinct animals (including humans) using stable isotope biogeochemistry. Dr. Crowley also engages in various public-facing activities that connect directly … Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Dr. Brooke Crowley
Brenda Hunda, Amy Hunter, and Curtis Webb, who participated in a community panel during the Public Engagement with Science course this week. Thank you to Brenda Hunda, Amy Hunter, and Curtis Webb for joining the Public Engagement with Science class last week! Brenda talked with us about her work at the Cincinnati Museum Center and … Continue reading Community Partners Panel
Students practice sharing science with the public at the Cincinnati Museum Center On Monday the Cincinnati Museum Center welcomed the Public Engagement with Science class. Students learned about the most effective practices in informal science education. In addition, they got to try out their new knowledge by doing science demonstrations with actual museum visitors. Brian … Continue reading Sharing Science Workshop at the Cincinnati Museum Center
Promotional image for the University of Cincinnati's course "Public Engagement with Science" The Center is piloting a new graduate course at the University of Cincinnati in spring semester 2020: interdisciplinary, hands-on training in public engagement with science. NSCI/HUM 7000 Public Engagement with Science is a cross-listed Natural Science and Humanities course, in which graduate students … Continue reading UC Graduate Course in Public Engagement with Science
Center Affiliate Nate Morehouse, Associate Professor in Biological Sciences, will lead an overnight Advanced Naturalist Workshop with the Cincinnati Museum Center, September 13-14. The focus will be spider behavior, a focus of the Morehouse lab. Find out more about the series here (link).