More and more, researchers are looking for ways to help their work and message stick with audiences outside of academia. The College of the Environment offers numerous resources to help scientists fine-tune their science communication skills, running the gamut from personalized coaching to one-page handouts on best practices when pitching stories to the media.

You can find all of our resources centralized on the College of the Environment’s website. These include:


A quarterly discussion series about topics connected to science communication and outreach, Amplify is a great way to network with others across the College and UW who are thinking about and honing their science communication skills.

Learn more about Amplify

Trainings, workshops and courses

We offer numerous trainings and courses are available to students, faculty, and staff to help sharpen your science communication skills. Our signature events are our annual all-day training for faculty and research staff, and our quarterly trainings for graduate students.

Check out the College’s science communication trainings, workshops and courses

One-on-one coaching

Are you preparing for an interview? Giving testimony? Thinking about broader impacts? Our team can help you get ready in these instances and others.

Email the College’s science communication team

Resources for best practices

There are many online resources available for scientists who want to become better communicators. We have created some of our own best practices and curated some other great resources from other institutions.

UW Environment’s science communication resources

Science communication newsletter

Delivered straight to your inbox, our newsletter is a great way to keep up-to-date on good SciComm reads, the science behind science communication, and upcoming events and opportunities to strengthen and flex those growing communication muscles.

Sign up to receive UW Environment’s science communication newsletter

As we continue to think about and grow our resources to help scientists become better communicators about their work and its impact, we invite you to share your ideas with us. Please send us a note at