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October Newsletter

We're excited to share our Fall Quarter line up, which starts with our Kick-Off Social! Read on to find out more, and please share widely with your networks.

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Fall Kick-Off Social

We're excited to welcome everyone back to a packed year of science communication events with our fall social. We will be meeting in person at a park. Packaged snacks and drinks will be provided. Stay tuned for an email with the date and registration information.




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Science Book Club

This quarter, we will be reading Why We Sleepby Matthew Walker. The first meeting is Monday October 18 at 6pm via Zoom. We will meet four times, every other week.

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Science Says Presents: Roger Hangarter

Science Says is excited to invite Roger Hangarter from Indiana University to share practical tips on how to develop an artist-scientist relationship for effective science communication. Dr. Hangarter is a Distinguished Professor and an Emmy-award-winning photographer who's work has been featured across the country. Please join us virtually on Thursday November 4th, 12-1pm PST.

Register Here


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Storyboarding Your Dissertation

Do you have an upcoming presentation, exam chalk talk or competition piece? Bring your project to our storyboarding workshop this December! We'll learn the basics of storyboarding for different purposes and practice its application. Details coming soon.



Sharing SciComm Projects

Do you have a cool science communication project you'd like to share? Are you interested in trying blog writing? Email us at

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Conventional Energy: Fueling Progress and Regress

In her next installment, Raisa Rahim takes a critical look at the fossil fuel industry: from unsustainable extraction practices to the social consequences of industry practices.

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Cassandra's Prophecy Revisited: A Call for Environmental Justice

Science has shown overwhelming evidence supporting anthropogenic climate change, yet is often not at the forefront of everyone else's minds. In this upcoming series, Raisa Rahim will clarify the direct link between human action and both environmental and human impacts by taking an evidence-based and interdisciplinary perspective.

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Resources, Opportunities, and Virtual Events

Let us know if you hear about any resources or opportunities that our group may be interested in!

Upcoming CLEAR RoundTables (Save the Date!): 

May be virtual, details to come

  • “Can “Lab-grown” Meat be Farm-to-Table?” Patricia Bubner from Orbillion Bio about lab-grown meat. October 21 at 4:30pm.
  • “Sequester This! Importance of Carbon Capture” Evan Groover, UCB Grad Student. November 4 at 4:30pm.
  • “What I Learned Working as a Food and Agriculture Analyst” Emma Kovak from Breakthrough Institute. November 18 at 4:30pm.
  • “Local Food Is Sustainable Food? The Evidence Says Otherwise” Cameron English from American Council on Science & Health. December 2 at 4:30pm.
  • "Educating Consumers about Science" Chuck Dinerstein, American Council on Science & Health. December 9 at 4:30pm.

UCD Faculty SciComm Training Program Presents: Culturally Relevant Science Communication Workshop

Join us October 22 from 12:00-1:00pm for this FREE workshop focused on culturally relevant science communication with scientist and award-winning science communicator Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer. This workshop will be centered on teaching what culturally relevant science communication is, communicating science to a broader audience and useful tools and examples for culturally relevant science communication. The workshop will finish with a Q&A session.

Register Here