Science Communication Workshop for Natural Resource Professionals


This three-day workshop, hosted by the Alan Alda Center for Science Communications, teaches students how to communicate about science more effectively with people outside their field, including the general public, policy makers, the media and prospective collaborators in other disciplines. Through discussion and practice, the workshop focuses on fundamental skills – knowing your audience and speaking clearly and conversationally about your topic and why it matters. Participants will then work on applying these skills productively in challenging settings.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, you will:

  • Improve skills to effectively communicate science to a wide range of audiences


This course is part of the Speaking for the Resource module of the Career Academy for Natural Resources.

Target Audience

NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program employees, natural resource specialists, natural resource managers and science communicators

Course Format

Instructor led; 24 hours

Course Dates

There are no upcoming sessions of this course scheduled at this time.


Participants will need to fill out a questionnaire prior to attending the workshop.


For more information on Career Academy for Natural Resources courses, visit the Natural Resource Stewardship Course Catalog or Contact Us.

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