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Communicating Your Message – workshop for wildlife professionals

October 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a joint program organized by Purdue University, Indiana Department on Natural Resources, and the Indiana Chapter of the Wildlife Society. This training program for biologists, other natural resource professionals and wildlife students will have a combination of classroom sessions and practice activities on:

  • Refining your message to the public
  • Communication and working with the media

These skills are applicable to public presentations, media interviews, and more!


Jarred Brooke, jmbrooke@purdue.edu
Brian MacGowan, macgowan@purdue.edu


Cost is $45 for regular members and $25 for students.  Registration closes October 23, 2018.  Register online today.

Draft Agenda

8:30 Registration with refreshments

9:00 ITWS business meeting

10:20 Introduction– – Brian MacGowan, Chairperson, ITWS Continuing Education Committee

10:30 Working with the media—Dr. Fred Whitford, Clinical Engagement Professor, Purdue Pesticide Program, Purdue University

12:00 Buffet Lunch

12:30 The science of how people interpret messaging—Beth Forbes, Science Communication Director, Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, Purdue University

Split up into groups
• Review and discuss information on wildlife topics in the news
• Prepare a message for specific audiences

2:55 Closing remarks and evaluation

3:00 Adjourn


October 30, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Hendricks County Conference Center
1900 Main Street
Danville, IN 46122 United States
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