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Nov 1, 2012
We are soliciting input and participation from Fellows savvy in communications and outreach to organizations involved in the conservation and management of seabirds. Our project seeks to connect the scientific method to conservation actions, and has high potential to have immediate and significant...Read more >
Oct 31, 2012
In early October, I participated in the annual retreat of the Environmental Grantmakers Association , the professional association for environmental funders in the US. Each year, the retreat offers funders an opportunity to hear from big picture thought leaders and from leaders across broad...Read more >
Oct 31, 2012
Once again it was thrilling exciting and fun to meet the new 2012 Switzer Fellows , and share leadership lessons, current topics and engage in a deep learning experience about communicating clear messages to different audiences. We are fortunate to have engaged COMPASS to lead our trainings at the...Read more >
Oct 17, 2012
In his experience as a firefighter, paramedic, union officer, green chemistry leader, and now Director of the UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program , Switzer Fellow Mike Wilson (2002) has learned that when someone is injured, sickened, or killed on the job, the immediate cause is usually...Read more >
Sep 25, 2012
We have compiled a list of excellent blogs based on what Fellows are reading regularly. Don't see your favorite on the list? Drop us a line and we'll add it! Fellows favorite Blogs for enviro content: http://www.realclimate.org/ http://climateprogress.org/ http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/ http://...Read more >
Sep 24, 2012
Like many of our workshops, our central message to the participants focused on the importance of understanding your audience when communicating your work. That includes formatting your work into clear and succinct messages, but it’s also about understanding the culture in which your audience exists, so as to make your work relevant to them and what they most care about… their “so what?”Read more >
Sep 20, 2012
This weekend, Erica Goldman and I traveled to a town outside of Boston to deliver a communications workshop for the 2012 New England Switzer Fellows. The fellows are in the midst of their graduate educations, and have diverse backgrounds – they are law students, representatives of NGOs,...Read more >
Sep 10, 2012
Leadership grantee Sarah Reed (Associate Conservation Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society) and her colleague Lindsay Ex (Environmental Planner, City of Fort Collins) discussed their effort to build a collaborative learning network for practitioners engaged in conservation development...Read more >
Aug 29, 2012
This year’s ESA conference centered on preserving, utilizing, and sustaining our ecosystem.Read more >
Aug 27, 2012
For several years now we have highlighted communications trainings by COMPASS in our fall retreats. COMPASS helps scientists communicate their work in a concise, lively manner that will get the attention of non-scientists including journalists and policymakers. What you may not realize is that our...Read more >

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