Science Communication

ASLO is committed to bringing our members tools for effectively communicating the aquatic sciences to different audiences including policy-makers, the general public, and journalists. Here you will find various toolkits specifically designed with those audiences in mind.

Policy-makers: If you have never engaged with a policy-maker before, our ‘Communicating with Decision-Makers’ is the best place to start. Avoid common pitfalls and get the latest advice on how to make your voice (and your science) heard by elected officials. The policy toolkits will then provide you a primer on the specifics and intricacies of the policy-making processes in United States, Canada, and the European Union.

General Public: Learn more on how to plan, conduct, and evaluate science outreach events with our collection of outreach resources. Our social media guide for scientists is a comprehensive look at various platforms and evaluates the pros and cons of each for getting your science out.

The Media: Engaging the traditional media is a great way to disseminate your work to broad audiences. Get the 101 on how to have a productive interaction with a journalist!

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