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Communicating Your Message – workshop for wildlife professionals
October 30 @ 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian MacGowan, email@example.com
Cost is $45 for regular members and $25 for students. Registration closes October 23, 2018. Register online today.
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