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Environmental Studies Seminar SeriesCampus Calendar

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Friday, December 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Event Description: Environmental Studies Seminar Series 2021-22
Engaging Diverse Publics Around Complex Environmental Issues
Meghnaa Tallapragada
CLIMATE CHANGE, OCEAN CONSERVATION,AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS: TALKING ABOUT SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT WITH CHILDREN AND ADULTS
Friday, December 3rd, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
This talk will outline three projects focused on communicating pressing environmental issues to inspire positive change among children and adults. The first project involves an interdisciplinary STEAM project titled Something Very Fishy that tested science communication efforts to transform perceptions of ocean conservation and climate change among elementary school students, their teachers, and undergraduate students. The second project includes results pertaining to the power of conversion narratives and of messages connecting a more polarized topic with a lesser one on public perceptions of genetically modified organisms. The third project shows the negative consequences of aggressive message frames and media consumption on attitudes towards scientists.
Meghnaa Tallapragada is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University, Dr. Tallapragada was the Vartan Gregorian Postdoctoral fellow in the Science of Science Communication program at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Cornell University with a Ph.D. in Communication and from North Carolina State University with an M.S. in Communication. She also holds a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from CBIT, Osmania University, India. Her research focuses on investigating science communication techniques that allows individuals to make scientifically informed decisions.
Sponsored by the Randolph G. Pack Institute

Contact:
Rebecca Hart
rhart01@esf.edu
315-470-6636

Sponsor: Environmental Studies - Randolph G Pack Institute

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