Relating to a Different Audience

The workshop will explain how to take the technical skills and terminology from the field and relate them to a different audience. This audience could be the general public or K-12 students. It is important to know how to talk to individuals outside of the world of academia.

August 10, 2022, 11:00am Eastern Time – August 10, 2022, 4:00pm Eastern Time

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Instructor and Teaching Assistant

Jennifer CookJennifer Cecile Melancon Cook, Louisiana Sea Grant

Jennifer Cook, M.Ed., is currently the Education Coordinator with Louisiana Sea Grant at Louisiana State University. Cook creates teacher lesson plans on the importance of wetlands for the state of Louisiana. Cook also conducts hands-on outdoor learning experiences for students and teachers throughout the coastal regions.

Caitlin TurnerCaitlin Turner, Louisiana State University

Caitlin Turner is currently a Graduate Research Assistant in the Hydrology, Hydrodynamics, and Oceanography (H2O) Lab at Louisiana State University. She researches the impact of coastal circulation on water quality, and uses her previous teaching experience to create outdoor and classroom activities to bring ocean sciences to students.


Eligibility and capacity

We will select up to 20 recent graduates (prioritized), graduate students, and undergraduate students to participate in this workshop. Selection will be based on your AAG membership status, your career needs, and time of registration. If you are selected, we will notify you ahead of the workshop and provide you all the workshop details and session links. If you are selected, the expectation is that you will participate in all sessions of the workshop.


Audience

The selected participants should be be recent graduates(undergraduate or graduate) who are just starting their career or early career individuals looking for new skills.