Scientists at the College of the Environment have a big impact on the world. Their work informs how people relate to their surroundings, plan for and use natural resources, and understand the processes that shape the planet. Through their research, scientists hold a unique perspective on how science intersects with society.

As complexities continue to arise around human-natural systems, scientists are increasingly called upon to share their knowledge and perspectives to inform decision making and shed light on how the planet works. Sharing that knowledge successfully often requires scientists to be skilled communicators and adept at navigating outreach activities in an impactful way.

The College of the Environment works to empower faculty, staff, and students to be outstanding science communicators and have even greater impact in the wider world. Whether preparing for an upcoming media interview, thinking about broader impacts, informing a policy decision, or simply telling the story of your research better, the College offers guidance and resources to help scientists and researchers broaden the impact of their work.

For more information about any of these efforts, send an email to: coenvcom@uw.edu