Science and Technology Innovation Program

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How Does the Media – and Public – Learn Environmental Science? Help Us Find Out

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Apr 16, 2014
If people do not know scientists or understand how they work, it follows that they are unlikely to make informed choices on public policy issues or support basic scientific research to address vital issues like climate change and conservation, writes Wilson Center Scholar Louise Lief. more

Environmental Information: The Roles of Experts and the Public

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April 29, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Access to environmental information and its impact on environmental decision making will be explored, with special attention to the role of geographical information and geographical information systems and to citizen science. more

Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity

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Mar 21, 2014
The goal of the Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity project is to take a deeper dive into the issue of complex systems and use the findings to improve methods of communication and public engagement. more

Seven Myths and Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology

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Mar 18, 2014
This report challenges seven widely held beliefs about DIYbio practitioners, particularly that anonymous scientists are cooking up deadly epidemics in their basements. In fact, the survey finds most lab work being done in the community is benign and that the vast majority of those surveyed perform their experiments in group workspaces with other enthusiasts. The report also includes six policy recommendations based on the survey results. more
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Report Release: 2013 - 2014 State of the Future

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March 20, 2014 // 12:00pm1:30pm
This event and discussion will explore global strategic prospects and strategies drawn from the 2013-14 State of the Future report and the online Global Futures Intelligence System. more

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