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I recently helped to organize and run a free outreach training course through the SciFund Challenge. Working with Jai, Siouxsie, Anthony, and all of the scientist participants was a really amazing experience.

One of the most exciting things about outreach is that there are so many different reasons why people do outreach and so many different ways to do it. Because of this, I felt it was important to infuse the course with the voices of as many folks involved in outreach as possible. My major contribution to the course was to interview people who do outreach, and get them to produce short (5-10 minute) videos on how and why they do outreach. I edited the videos, and produced a series of blog posts. Below I provide links to the posts I wrote or helped out with, and include one or two of the videos associated with the post. Click on the link above the video to go to the original blog post to learn more!

Scientists talk about their outreach experience


 

Podcasting as a tool for science outreach



 

Twitter as a tool for science outreach


 

Outreach at the local level


 

Video as a tool for science outreach



 

Animations as a tool for science outreach


 

The course will be held again in the future, and you can be kept up to date the course if you join the SciFund Challenge mailing list.

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