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Nov 30

Types of Public Engagement - Live, online, text-based discussion

2:00 pm EST

What are the different forms that public engagement with science can take, and the different goals each can help fulfill? Martin Storksdieck of Oregon State University and Cat Stylinski of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will share their initial work on a typology of public engagement activities. This typology includes examples of public engagement with science activities, especially those with evaluations and empirical data. We are looking for input to improve on this typology. Do its findings resonate with your experience? Do you agree with its categorization of different activities, or would you suggest modifications? This live (text-based) discussion will take place in a comment thread on Trellis (see below for more information about this platform).  If you would like to join the discussion, please email ekimbrel@aaas.org (even if you can't join during the live chat time period, feel free to add your comments to the thread afterward).

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) is in the development phases of launching an online platform for scientific communication called Trellis<trelliscience.com>. The AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science is using the platform to foster an online community for public engagement professionals - scientists, those researching public engagement, and the practitioners who translate public engagement research to practice. The group, much like the platform as a whole, is in its beta phase; as the technical team at AAAS works out the kinks of the platform, we are experimenting with ways to foster community across the many fields and interests that work on public engagement with science.

We invite you to join the public engagement group on Trellis to participate in the conversation and share your ideas, thoughts, questions, and suggestions for the field of public engagement.


Elana Kimbrell

Communication Program Officer, Meetings and Public Engagement AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science

1200 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 326-6590



Dec 01

2015 Personal Finance Year in Review

11:00 am EST

This 90-minute webinar will discuss “hot button” personal finance issues in 2015 that will continue to be of interest to consumers and financial practitioners in 2016. Some key topics include increasing rates of personal data hacking and tax refund identity theft, changes in credit scoring, stock market volatility, and continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of strategies to reduce federal and/or state income taxes while there is still time and preview 2016 changes in income tax, estate tax, Social Security, and other government regulations.

How to join the Webinar:

    *To connect to this webinar, it is strongly suggested that you use Google Chrome for both PC and Mac connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox have not been successful in accessing this webinar platform.

    • Minimum Adobe Flash Player version 11.2
    • Login as a guest
    • Allow Adobe Flash Player to access your computer
    • Please allow time for the moderator to grant you access to the room
    • If you become stuck at the “connecting to the server” page, refresh your page
    For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln 


    AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  This webinar is approved for 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC).


    Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring andInvesting on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

    The Cover image Presea europea by Javier Micora for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0


    Barbara O'Neill

    Dec 01

    Webinar "Mitigating Pollinator Decline in Landscapes"

    12:30 pm EST

    Ms. Heather Holm, Author and Restoration Specialist, 20 minutes.

    How to identify 5 families of native bees in landscapes, provide identification and life history information, nest site descriptions, especially in spring and fall. crops: apples, squash, blue berries, tomatoes

    Dr. Karl Foord, Extension Educator Entomology, UMinnesota, 20 minutes.

    How to conserve bees in the landscape. Favorite nectar and pollen hosts, what crops that they pollinate, time of activity, any other information on pollination services, and how to properly use insecticides. crops: apples, squash, blue berries, tomatoes

    Dr. Dan Cariveau, Assistant Professor Ecology Bees, UMinnesota, 20 minutes.

    In general what do we know about bee communities, how they coexist, are they in decline.

    Dr. Vera Krischik, Associate Professor, Extension Specialist Entomology, UMinnesota, Moderator and Dr. Mary Meyer, Professor, Extension Specialist Horticulture, UMinnesota


    1. BEFORE THE WEBINAR PLEASE: Complete the short PRE-TEST survey


    2. AFTER THE WEBINAR PLEASE: Complete the short POST-TEST survey


    3. AFTER THE WEBINAR PLEASE: Complete the webinar evaluation


    Additional Resources:

    Heather Holm : Restoring the Landscape with Native Plants

    UM Krischik: Pollinator Conservation

    UM Krischik: Poster on Bee Conservation, Save the Bees Plant Flowers and Trees

    MDA: Pollinator Best Management Practices

    Dr. Cariveau pdf: Global Pollinator Declines

    Dr. Cariveau pdf: Plight of the Bees

    Xerces Society:  Pollinator Conservation

    Dr Karl Foord: Pollinator Partnership Plant List   

    Dr Karl Foord: UC Davis IPM site  



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