Amplify: Conversations about Science CommunicationOn May 24, the College of the Environment will hold the next Amplify, which will center on citizen science.

In past decades, researchers have seen their ability to collect data increase substantially thanks to advances in technology, new collaborations, better equipment, and streamlined protocols. Citizens play a role too. While not formal scientists, trained citizen scientists can be deployed to increase the spatial and temporal range of data collection, and also help boost science engagement with the public. Working with citizens can make scientific inquiries more robust and expand the scope of what can be accomplished in any given study.

Our panelists include Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, Professor of Biology; Rick Keil, Professor of Oceanography; and Sarah Reichard, Director of UW Botanic Gardens and Professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences. The session will be moderated by Julia Parrish, College of the Environment Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.


Vista Café


5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

About Amplify

Amplify is a series of conversations among faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who want to explore and engage in science communication and outreach. Bringing together individuals from the College of the Environment and around UW, our goals are to create an opportunity to consider and challenge ideas in science communication, outreach and engagement; to learn how others are addressing issues in these arenas; and to amplify conversations about science in order to better serve society.

Hosted by the College of the Environment, Amplify begins with conversations over a glass of wine and a bite to eat, leading to a rapid and informative panel featuring three to five faculty with diverse opinions, experience, or expertise on the topic of the night. The evening ends with another opportunity for casual interactions with the panelists and other attendees.

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