Community Engaged Scholarship Training for the Great Lakes Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health

May 20, 2019 - May 23, 2019

Maumee Bay Lodge and Convention Center 1750 State Park Road #2 Oregon, OH 43616

Contact: Heather Triezenberg

May 20-23, 2019

Maumee Bay Lodge and Convention Center
1750 State Park Road #2 
Oregon, OH 43616

Hosted by Michigan Sea Grant, MSU Extension, and MSU Outreach and Engagement, this Community Engaged Scholarship Training is a highly-engaged program to help scientists understand the role of community relationships and how they can help improve scientific research. We will explore how community-engaged relationships impact participant communities, individual lives, public health, and decision-making. This four-day training on the shores of Lake Erie will include interactive workshops, an exciting field trip, speaker panels, and case studies to see principles in action.

This is an interactive training event. Participants will:

  • Practice collaboration techniques
  • Practice communicating with the public
  • Critically think about incorporating community engagement planning into their work
  • Begin developing a communications plan
  • Practice crafting an engaging social media strategy

You will come away from this training with a new perspective on community engagement activities and their role in scientific research, tools to help you improve your scientific communications, and techniques for engaging a variety of stakeholder groups that you can put into practice when you return to work.

Tentative Event Agenda:

Monday, May 20
1:00 p.m. - Welcome & Group Introductions
1:40 p.m. - Opening Comments
2:00 p.m. - Workshop Overview
2:30 p.m. - Stakeholder Engagement
3:30 p.m. - Communications, Outreach, Engagement, and Broader Impacts
Dinner on your own

Tuesday, May 21
8:00 a.m. - Day Overview & Announcements
8:15 a.m. - Principles of Community Partnerships
9:30 a.m. - Case Study: Partnerships for Science
10:30 a.m. - Citizen Science
Boxed Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Field Trip (TBD)
Dinner on yourown

Wednesday, May 22
8:00 a.m. - Day Overview & Announcements
8:15 a.m. - Developing a Science Communications Plan
10:15 a.m. - Case Study: Communicating with Journalists
11:15 a.m. - Case Study: Communicating with Policy Makers
1:00 p.m. - Panel: Health Equity, Social Justice, and Water Quality
2:00 p.m. - Engaging Vulnerable Populations
3:00 p.m. - Partnerships for Community Engaged Teaching & Learning
4:00 p.m. - Lightning Talks: Community Engaged Teaching & Learning Examples
Dinner on your own

Thursday, May 23
8:00 a.m. - Day Overview & Announcements
8:15 a.m. - Practice: Social Media
9:15 a.m. - Engaging Collaboration with Landowners
11:15 a.m. - Next Steps, Evaluations, Certificates
Boxed Lunch


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