SICB Annual Meeting 2016

January 3-7, 2016
Portland, OR

Workshop: Explaining the Importance of "Oddball" Science: Strategies for Public Outreach

January 5, 2016, 8:15-10:00pm

You know that your work tries to uncover basic truths about the way the world works. But explaining the importance of studying esoteric subjects like Gila Monster venom or the architecture of corals to ordinary people can be a struggle. This year's workshop on Public Outreach, brought to you by the SICB Public Affairs Committee and the Symposium on the Morphological Diversity of Intromittent Organs, will help members of the SICB community learn about and discuss effective ways to make the value of basic and seemingly arcane research subjects clear to a broad audience.