How-to Guide

Science Communications Curriculum Resource Exchange: 2012 All Cohort Reunion


Resources for Science Communications presented at the Curriculum Resource Exchange session at the 2012 All Cohort Reunion.

Leah Gerber: 

• Environmental Leadership and Communication(Graduate seminar at Arizona State University)

Tom Hayden: 

• Better Communication through Collaboration (Project-based course at Stanford)

• Generation Anthropocene(Student-driven interview-based podcast series at Stanford)

Julia Parrish: 

• Science Communication Education at University of Washington

Science Talk Rant


A blog post and resources on how to make science presentations more memorable and effective by focusing on storytelling.

Also see these resources that Alan recommends:
Fight the Power(point)! by Todd Reubold
Slides That Rock

Social media to reduce management burdens


Social media tools to help reduce administration and management burdens for course teaching (Also, visit the COMPASS Wiki site)

Twitter: The Whys, Whats, and Hows, of the Twitterverse


A "how-to" guide on using Twitter developed by Ocean Conservancy.  Presented by Shannon Crownover at the September 2011 Cohort training

Web Writing Tips


Information about preparing your Leopold Leadership web page for a non-academic audience

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Working with Congress Online: Web Resources for Scientists and Engineers


Jim Jensen, Director of Congressional and Governmental Affairs for The National Academies, has worked with the Leopold Leadership Program coaching Fellows before "mock hearings." Jim and many other policy experts contributed to this AAAS website, a go-to resource for preparing to set up a meeting on Capitol Hill, follow up, and/or prepare for a hearing.

You may also want to look at the sample one-pagers developed by 2009 Fellows and the presentation on preparing for meetings in DC developed for the September 2011 training by Chad English.


Writing Science: How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded


A much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science, built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story. This book's insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively. (Published by Oxford University Press)