Switzer Foundation 2012 Fellows
COMPASS' Science Outreach Specialist, Meghan Miner and Assistant Director of Science Policy Outreach, Erica Goldman, recently facilitated a training for the 2012 East Coast-based Switzer Fellows, Switzer Leadership Grantees, and select alumni in Ashland, Massachusetts. The workshop focused on the importance of communicating the Fellows' work to non-expert audiences, provided the tools and resources necessary to begin to think strategically about communicating their work, involved scenarios with guest journalist trainers from Yale360 and PRI's Living on Earth, and emphasized the importance of utilizing their internal network to create new projects.
The Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation selects 20 fellows each year- 10 in New England and 10 in California, as well as awarding two alumni fellows Leadership Grants. The Fellows are selected for their dedication to environmental sustainability, are in their final years of graduate school, and have a wide diversity of topical areas and fields – they are law students, representatives of NGOs, and interdisciplinary field scientists.
To learn more about this year's Switzer Training, read about it on our blog, here, and in a second post inspired by events at Switzer here! A similar training will be held on October 6,2012 for the West Coast contingent of Switzer Fellows.