Collectively, we are in thrall to media - because they deliver to us many of the psychic goods we crave.
Science Communication with Dr Tom Mather
Science Communication Matters
Renee Hobbs works with students of internationally-recognized tick expert Dr. Tom Mather (AKA "the tick guy") to explore how to use principles of effective communication in creating media to share information, influence attitudes and shape behavior.
Overview. Understand the process of creating media
Activity 1. Use the five critical questions of media literacy to analyze examples of science communication.
Activity 2. Make an Informational and Entertaining Tick GIF or Meme to Spread Your Message Virally on Social Media
Make a Gif. Take some pictures and make them move with this simple GIF maker.
Meme Generator. Use some popular memes and modify them to spread information about how to protect against ticks.
Activity 3. How to Create an Ignite Talk
Ignite Presentation. Some resources to help create an engaging talk.
Renee created this short video about the learning experience on Tuesday, March 1, 2016: