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February 23, 2022
Facilitator: Faith Kearns, California Institute for Water Resources, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Many science communication practitioners find themselves working on issues that are emotional, contentious, and sometimes traumatic. The traditional science communication tools of perfecting a presentation, message, or frame fall short in the face of these kinds of challenges. This talk will focus on a different way of approaching science communication with tools that including relating, listening, working with conflict, and understanding trauma, all with an eye toward justice and community care. Kearns is a scientist and science communication practitioner with over 25 years experience working on water, wildfire, and climate change in Washington D.C. and the western U.S. Her work has been published in New Republic, On Being, Bay Nature, and more. Her book, Getting to the Heart of Science: A Guide to Effective Engagement (Island Press, 2021) is available anywhere books are sold.
September 6, 2018
Facilitator: Nicole Wilkinson, Water Resources Research Institute, North Carolina State University
This webinar is aimed at meeting a key UCOWR strategic planning goal – Creating a Dynamic Conference Format. Our conference participants provide the content for the conference each year, but the UCOWR Board wants to provide you with the support to think outside the box and share your research and other topics through engaging, dynamic sessions. Are you nervous to do something besides a standard PowerPoint? Afraid you don’t have the right creative skills? Don’t think you’re dynamic enough? Put all of that aside and join us to learn about a variety of options available to you for the 2019 conference in Snow Bird, Utah.
Emerging Voices of Tribal Perspectives in Water Resources Webinar (Two Part) Series
April 26 & May 23, 2018
The Emerging Voices of Tribal Perspectives in Water Resources webinars highlight papers from the April 2018 special issue on tribal waters in the Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education (JCWRE). Karletta Chief of the University of Arizona is the issue editor and facilitates each webinar.
Webinar #1 features two papers on tribal waters and climate change. First, Suhina Deol and Bonnie Colby discuss their paper, “Tribal Economies: Water Settlements, Agriculture, and Gaming in the Western U.S.” Ryan Emanuel follows with a talk on, “Climate Change in the Lumbee River Watershed and Potential Impacts on the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.”
Webinar #2 features two papers on tribes and water quality and quantity. First, Otakuye Conroy-Ben discusses her paper “Disparities in Water Quality in Indian Country.” Crystal Tulley-Cordova follows with a talk on “Navajo Nation, USA, Precipitation Variability from 2002 to 2015.”