Attend this workshop to immerse yourself in different perspectives and programs in science communication. It’s organised by the RACI and the presentations will cover many topics although several will have a chemical twist (notably the roundtable sessions).

Attendance is free with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.

If you wish to attend, send an RSVP to Edwina (racinsw@chem.unsw.edu.au or (02) 9663 4960 (for numbers in catering).

THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN CHEMICAL INSTITUTE INC.

RACI NSW Branch 2010 Workshop:

Communicating Chemistry in 2011 – The International Year of Chemistry

 

Date:                                     Saturday 27 March

Time:                                    9am to 5pm

Venue:                                 Ground Floor Conference Room, Building 12, Riverside Corporate Park, CSIRO 11 Julius Avenue North Ryde

 

Program:

9:00 – 9:15                           Registration and coffee

9:15 – 9:30                           Welcome and Introduction (Adam Cawley)

9:30 – 10:00                        Vicki Gardiner – An international and national perspective of the IYC

 

10:00 – 10:30                      Dr Jesse Shore

Chemical attractions: How to communicate an appealing message

 

10:30 – 11:00                      Chris Armstrong – NSW Government links & ScienceExposed

11:00                                     Morning Tea

11:30 – 12:00                      Kylie Ahern – Media appeal and NSW Science Week

 

12:00 – 12:30                      Sally Woollett

RACI and IYC: An Introspective Approach

 

12:30 – 1:00                        Julie Haeusler – Communicating with Schools

 

1:00                                        Lunch

2:00 – 2:30                           Darren Vogrig – CSIRO Education activities

2:30 – 3:00                           Charles Fogliani – The ANCQ and National Chemistry Week

3:00 – 3:30                           Roundtable Session 1

3:30 – 3:45                           Roundtable 1 reports

3:45 – 4:00                           Afternoon Tea

4:00 – 4:15                           Roundtable Session 2

4:15 – 4:30                           Roundtable 2 reports

4:30                                        Summary and closing remarks (Adam Cawley)

 

Roundtable Session 1

Group 1:                              Initiatives for RACI members (Events, Offers, etc.)

                                                Facilitators – Vicki Gardiner and Sally Woolett

 

Group 2:                              Activities for Schools (ANCQ, Nyholm Lectures, Crystal Competition, Titration Competition)

                                                Facilitators – Joseph Bevitt and Julie Haeusler

 

Group 3:                              Community Engagement (Science Week, Marvellous Molecules @ shopping centres, Press Releases, Articles)

                                                Facilitators – Jessie Shore and Kylie Ahern

 

Group 4:                              Industry and Government involvement

                                                Facilitators – Gary Bowman and Chris Armstrong

 

Group 5:                              University Engagement

                                                Facilitators – Roger Read and Lachlan Yee

 

Roundtable Session 2

Recommendations from groups will be considered by each of the other groups to identify synergies between ideas that could be developed further.  Participants will be able to change groups based on the reports from session 1 in order to provide detail to these ideas. Facilitators will need to stay with the same group for continuity.

 

 

Cheers,

Jesse

 

Jesse Shore, PhD

Prismatic Sciences

 

Science communicator

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