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Tag: ESAL Events

Article - Jul 17, 2022
Connecting Science and Art for Effective Community Engagement

On May 19th, ESAL discussed examples of artistic-scientific collaborations presented by three panelists working at this interface. Learn how the panelists have emphasized ongoing dialogue between scientists and artists towards community engagement.

Article - Apr 2, 2022
Building More Resilient Communities in the Face of Climate Change

On February 15th, ESAL discussed ways in which local intervention has been implemented to allow for better adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of climate change. Learn from a panelist of nonprofit and local agency representatives about how they have been carefully monitoring flooding, in particular, to address the needs of the community.

Article - Feb 3, 2022
Science Policy in Action: Making Local Connections

On December 13th, ESAL discussed perspectives on outreach and inclusivity with a panel of water experts. Learn how the panelists have worked towards contributing to science communication and making science accessible to everyone.

Article - Nov 26, 2021
Community-driven Solutions to Rural Water Needs

ESAL hosted a virtual panel on October 12, 2021 that focused on culturally sensitive solutions to providing sanitary water to local communities in need.

Article - Sep 7, 2021
How Equity Influences Teaching and Curriculum

On July 27th, ESAL discussed the effect of equity on experience with STEM Education with a panel of professional educators. A combination of anecdotes and lessons were shared to create an opportunity of reflection. Learn how the panelists have worked towards equity in teaching and curricula design, using their individual experience to inform their efforts.

Article - Aug 13, 2021
How Policy and Local Context Shape STEM Education

On July 15th, 2021, ESAL had a panel of STEM educational experts, including the executive director of the SciTech Institute, a leader of CodeSciLab, a global nonprofit director of STEM education, and a Philadelphia STEM educator that fight for STEM education access throughout the U.S. Each panelist brought forth a unique perspective on how local funding, policies, and environmental factors impact students’ educational experiences.

Article - Jul 8, 2021
Acting Locally to Advance Equity

On May 20,2021, there was a discussion between professionals centered around the intersection of equity and local civic engagement. Perspectives and personal anecdotes were shed light on to discuss how they have tackled the issue of equity in communities.

Article - Jul 8, 2021
Addressing Plastic Waste Through Local Engagement

On April 28, 2021, ESAL discussed with professionals in the field about plastic waste and science-informed efforts to mitigate the harmful effects of it.

Article - Jun 17, 2021
Communicating Science: Responding to COVID

On March 2, as the final installment of the Covid Conversations series, ESAL spoke with three active members of the science communication scene to learn more about civic engagement. The discussion includes methods for effectively communicating with one's own local government, communication styles among scientists, and vaccine distribution.

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