The Leaders in Science and Technology Engagement Networks (LISTEN Network) convened a briefing and discussion on the latest data from the Pew Research Center on attitudes toward science. This discussion is intended to be applicable for all professionals who work at the interface of science and society. The conversation was moderated by LISTEN Network manager, and Senior Advisor at the Association of Science and Technology Centers, Erica Palma Kimmerling.The webinar featured:
- A briefing from Cary Funk, Director of Science and Society Research at the Pew Research Center, on the latest data on attitudes toward science and the use of science to inform our response to the pandemic.
- A response from experts in science engagement on the context that influences these data and how this information should inform engagement efforts moving forward. Discussants include:
- Jamie Bell, Program Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)
- Reyhaneh (Rey) Maktoufi, Civic Science Fellow in Science Misinformation, WGBH
- Sam Dyson, Science and Society Funder Collaborative Civic Science Fellow, Rita Allen Foundation
- A Q&A session to dig deeper into these data and their implications.
Watch the recorded webinar:
Slides from the webinar can be found here.
Resources on social justice and COVID-19
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Resources from the Pew Research Center
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Resources from Discussants
Science Centers & COVID-19Year in Informal STEM EducationFour Principles for Supporting Family Learning During the Global Family Health CrisisNSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program RAPID awards to address the STEM learning, science communication and public engagement aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.Broadening Perspectives on Broadening Participation in STEMEveryday science learning and equity: Mapping the contested terrainThe theory of planned behaviorSelf-reported physical distancing in Wisconsin: Preliminary survey results to inform COVID-19 messaging (an example of connecting data to practical implications based on theories of behavior change)Civic Science FellowsSolutions Story Tracker®
June 5, 2020
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm ET