Have you gardened during the COVID-19 shutdown? In the 2020 spring semester, students in the Public Engagement in Science graduate course partnered with the Cincinnati Nature Center to inspire the community to learn about species of plants and animals originally from our region and inspire people to plant these species on their own properties. When COVID-19 led to stay-at-home orders, this took the form of hosting … Continue reading “Mission: Grow Cincinnati” Contest Winners
A team of students in the Public Engagement with Science Graduate Course this past semester partnered with the UC Field Station to create a science kit focused on local fossils. The Discover Fossils of Ohio kit contains materials and activities for introducing students to some of Ohio’s major fossil groups, as well as techniques and classification systems that scientists use to study fossils.
Image shows a person using hand sanitizer. We want to give everyone a few updates about how the spread of COVID-19 will impact Center activities going forward. Of course, this information is subject to change as time goes on. Workshop: The Workshop on Public Engagement with Science that was previously scheduled for May 13-15 has … Continue reading COVID-19 Updates for Center
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvqxCJfWAjM&feature=youtu.be Professional writing video from Matt Stonecash A few weeks ago students in the Public Engagement with Science class created 5-minute lightening-talk videos explaining their research. The goal was to "rip off the band-aid" and get students out there in a public-facing way. Here is a great example from Matt Stonecash, in which he describes … Continue reading Matt Stonecash’s video about Professional Writing
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 "Public Engagement with Science" course Public Engagement with Science is a new graduate course running this Spring! This UC course, offered as either a Natural Sciences or Humanities credit, brings together graduate students across diverse disciplines in a joint effort to better communicate science to the public. But … Continue reading Public Engagement with Science course has begun!