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Tuesday, August 11

Opportunity for Scientists to connect with the public!

We are entering a new session of our popular science communications workshop, Portal to the Public, at the Detroit Zoo. I have attached a flyer with information and a short application, and I would greatly appreciate if you would forward it to faculty and graduate students in your department, along with the following message:

Are you interested in communicating your science to the general public, but not sure how to start? We at the Detroit Zoo are entering a new session of “Portal to the Public”, a mini-fellowship in science communication, wherein we connect local scientists with the general public so they can share their exciting research. Through the program, the scientists will attend several workshops at the zoo designed to enhance communication skills and create fun and engaging ways to help the general public understand their research. The zoo will then provide an informal setting in which the scientists can engage the public one-on-one. You can read about the recent experiences of several members of UM’s Ecology and Evolutional Biology department here!

We would love to have a variety of local scientists of all disciplines participate in this program. We encourage PIs, post-docs or current graduate students to apply—all scientists are welcome! Please see the accompanying pdf for more information, and the short application, which should be submitted to Margaret Casazza (mcasazza@dzs.org) by September 4.

Thank you very much for your time, and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any further questions.
Margaret Casazza, Ph.D.
Margaret Casazza | Education Specialist
Detroit Zoological Society
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-5717 | Ext. 3841
Direct: (248)336-5819

Here is the attachment