The school has the aim of offering overview and training of scientific communication skills and outreach in all its forms.
The school will treat communication not only with an “educative aim” but also with a “scientific aim”.
The lecturers will therefore not only present an overview of science communication from a theoretical point of view, but also will offer practical activities on abstract/paper writing and poster editing, on proposal and report drafting, and on how to improve communication to policymakers, schools and general public.
The school will consist of lectures combined with the practical application of the material covered in the lectures through lab sessions.


Clare Wilkinson (Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, Science Communication Unit, Bristol UK), Chiara Saviane (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati – SISSA, Trieste), Daniele Tenze (Freelance Actor and Researcher), Sarah Davies (Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Copenhagen), Riccardo Biondi (Freelance scientist), Rita Nogherotto (UNESCO, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy), Gemma Musacchio (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia), Valeria Cigala (University of Padova, Italy), Agostino Goretti (Dipartimento della Protezione Civile).
Pre-school activity: the students will prepare a poster on their research activity. The student´s will be suggested to watch some videos of SciComm and to study some material from the previous schools.
SciComm (C. Wilkinson): The importance of Science Communication
Papers (C. Wilkinson): How to write a good scientific paper
Conference (C. Saviane): How to make your conference presentation effective
Policymakers (C. Saviane): Science for policy
Poster (R. Nogherotto): Making an impact with your poster
Art&Science (D. Tenze): Make your science attractive to the general public & Lab
Pick the victim Lab: Challenge your ability in communicating to the general public!
Communication of risk (Musacchio): Make the risk understandable by your audiences & Lab
Excursion TBD
CV&Funding (R. Biondi): Writing international proposals and presenting yourself for an interview
Social media (V. Cigala): how to reach general public and scientists through social media
General public (S. Davies): Communicating with general public & Lab
Poster Lab: Practice what you heard during the school and reshape your poster!
Journalism (D. Ramani): How to report about science to the public
Climate change communication (R. Nogherotto): Strategies to educate, inform, warn about the climate change.
Earthqk4school (G. Musacchio): Communicating to school children, techniques and languages
Create your tool! Lab: choose a type of audience and create an effective and attractive communication tool, sing a song, make a game, film a movie, whatever your thing could be appealing for the audience you have chosen.
Role-play game (V. Cigala): Role-play game, simulation of the pre-seismic meeting of the L´Aquila earthquake


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