Professional Development

Communicating Climate Science Through the Arts - Workshop

Updated: 01 June 2021

A two-day training course followed by field experience on Governors Island in New York City.

Are you a scientist seeking a creative outlet and connection to a broader audience? Or a creative professional who wants to inspire others with a passion for science? Are you looking for lively and innovative approaches to communicating climate science?

This free 2-day workshop on July 12th and 13th, 2021 will equip you with skills and techniques to tap into your creative side, and effectively communicate the wonder and complexity of climate science to diverse audiences.

Eligibility: USA based. - All disciplines and professions are welcome to apply. Scientists, educators, architects, designers, artists, including performance artists, are encouraged to apply. - Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree at the time they apply, or equivalent professional experience. - Applicants from all locations are welcome. Please note that we have some limited funding to assist with travel from beyond the local New York City area. - Applications will be reviewed starting on June 11th and continue until the course is full. We expect to start sending out invitations to participants from June 18th.

What you get: A 2-day free workshop: Held on Governors Island, NYC this activity-rich workshop will cover topics including: science, society, and culture; audience interaction; interpreting and interacting with climate-design in public projects; building immersive experiences; and designing for equity and impact. The workshop will culminate in a final showcase where participants bring together all they have learned in a unique public installation or engagement activity. Then, the field experience: Graduates from the workshop will create and engage with public audiences in several days of field activities, installations, and immersive, playful events at Governors Island over the summer. This unique experience will enable them to synthesize all they’ve learned, while introducing new, diverse audiences to the excitement of scientific discovery.

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