Entomology 2017 Lunch and Learn Sessions

Attendees at Entomology 2017 have the opportunity to get together with friends and colleagues after the morning sessions, have lunch together, and learn something new all at the same time. There will eight Lunch and Learn sessions this year:

How to Talk to a Nine Year Old about Climate Change (and Other Tough Concepts!) Using Informal Invertebrate Education
Organizers: Mario Padilla and Marissa Copan

Sunday, November 5
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

In this session, we will discuss how to address difficult concepts that arise in scientific or public institutions in an accurate yet approachable way. Through hands-on demonstrations of best practices from Butterfly Pavilion, we will discover methods to deliver effective interpretation that empowers environmental action.

To the Head of the Class: Preparing for Your First Faculty Teaching Position
Organizers: Laura Weiser Erlandson and Elizabeth Butin

Sunday, November 5
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Do you aspire to teach at a college or university? This interactive session will give students an edge in the job market as they learn how to organize and write their personalized Teaching Philosophy and Syllabus as well as develop several other important materials for the classroom and teaching portfolio. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their tablets and/or laptops to this session. 

Inspiring Science through Storytelling
Organizer: Rayda Krell

Monday, November 6
12:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Formal scientific communication is appropriate for providing a detailed record of inquiry and discovery, but it is not inherently inspiring. Storytelling can be a powerful tool to engage humans with science. This interactive session will teach participants how to apply the fundamental tenants of storytelling to reach diverse audiences.

Science Policy 101 for the Entomologist
Organizers: Jamin Dreyer, Ashley Kennedy, Thomas Anderson, and Jason Cryan

Monday, November 6
12:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Because local, state, and federal governments determine science policy, science funding priorities, and funding allocation levels, entomologists must be engaged with science policy advocacy. This session will teach participants about their elected representatives, how to find points of agreement, and how to engage with policy makers in a face-to-face setting.

This Week in Science Podcast Live Taping!
Organizers: Johanna Elsensohn and Rob R. Dunn

Monday, November 6
12:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Come, eat lunch, and be part of the audience for a live taping of the popular podcast, This Week in Science! Hosts Dr. Kiki Sanford, Justin Jackson, and Blaire Bazdarich will interview a number of entomologists that represent the different faces and stories of entomology.

1, 2...Eyes on You: Classroom Management, Crowd Control, and How to Rock Any Outreach Presentation
Organizer: Kristie Reddick

Tuesday, November 7
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Kristie Reddick of The Bug Chicks teaches strategies, techniques and tricks to help you rock any outreach event: rowdy, kids or teens, large and small spaces. She will help you feel invincible and inspirational with her battle-tested tips.

Creative Writing for Entomologists: Short Forms and Little Creatures
Organizer: Jeffrey Lockwood

Tuesday, November 7
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Participants will transform their entomological knowledge into captivating short-form writing (nano-essays, micro-memoir and flash fiction of 6-60 words) optimal for use on websites and social media—and ideal as seeds for longer pieces. Knowledge of insects and a sense of playfulness are all that are needed for this venture.

ESA Publications "Ask Me Anything"
Organizer: Lauren Godwin

Wednesday, November 8
​​​​​​​12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Oxford University Press is excited to host an “Ask Me Anything” event featuring editors from ESA publications. Enjoy lunch while editors share what it’s really like to lead an academic journal. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get inside the mind of an editor!

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