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Undergraduate Communicating Science Course created by the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley


Begun as an innovative science teaching methods course for university science students, the Communicating Science course has continued to evolve and has also been shown to be a highly effective and engaging platform for a number of different audiences, purposes, and educational settings. Communicating Science is an effective and flexible tool for engaging educators in each of the following settings:

  • Science outreach to local classrooms involving college undergrads & graduate students
  • Training staff at science centers and aquaria
  • Pre-service science methods courses
  • Professional development institutes for K–8 teachers
  • Teacher’s workshops, using selected sessions on key topics
  • Orienting university faculty and graduate students to inquiry-based teaching approaches

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science


After interviewing hundreds of scientists, Mr. Alda became convinced that many researchers have wonderful stories to tell, but some need help in telling them. Mr. Alda played an important role in the creation of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and has led workshops that use improvisational theater games to help scientists communicate more directly and personally.

Improvisation for scientists http://www.centerforcommunicatingscience.org/improvisation-for-scientists/

Alan Alda speaks about Communicating Science at UCLA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B60le9pPk20

Jean-luc Doumont speaks about Communicating Science to Non-Scientists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFu3jaLmse0

Dietram A. Scheufele- The Macro View: Social Dynamics in Science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBS_n3VK9sI&feature=plcp

Science Communication – Dietram A. Scheufele, University of Wisconsin—Madison Kavli Frontiers of Science


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