Teaching with Community Partners
A conference presentation on methods to improve teaching science communication in biology laboratory education
Public engagement is an important component of science communication, and students can tap into the expertise of community partners to learn how to reach public audiences. This presentation at the Association for Biology Laboratory Education meeting highlights the importance of involving community partners in undergraduate education. The team’s goal is to develop methods to train the next generation of science communicators, and they took two approaches: provide tools for multimodal communication, including contributing to the Locally Sourced Science podcast on a community radio, and develop a community-engaged learning course in collaboration with a science café.
The Conference: Association for Biology Laboratory Education
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Education
Mark Sarvary, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Community partner: Science Cabaret
- Community partner: Locally Sourced Science
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.