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  2. Good reads & Resources
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1. Newsletters

SWIPE SciComm Issue 5

2. Good reads & Resources


SciComm Conversations: “Engaging the Public on Artificial Intelligence”, by Achintya Rao for COALESCE

Climate change concept association tool, Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS)

How To Tell a Compelling Science Story at CUGH 2024 by Ethan Widlansky for the Pulitzer Center

Guidelines: Climate protection in museums by NEMO

Scaffold: a card game to revolutionise teaching

SciComm Conversations: “Generative AI and Science Communication: Opportunities and Challenges” by Achintya Rao for COALESCE

How do your citizen science project(s) produce scientifically robust and socially relevant knowledge through collaborating with volunteers? Help researchers from KU Leuven, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Ljubljana to better understand the impact of citizen science.

Education Outside the Classroom, toolkit, online

Confronting misinformation related to health and the environment: a systematic review by Thaiane Oliveira et al. in the Journal of Science Communication

You can’t unsee it – the impact of a good visual for scientific data by postdoctoral researcher Maria Scheel

What to Do If Someone Cloned Your Website? by Notice the elephant

Self-Reflection Tool, developed by Ecsite, Ars Electronica, and MUSEUM BOOSTER in the framework of DOORS – Digital Incubator for Museums project

What's the best way to boost science engagement?, Dr. David McKeown

Let's Share Exhibits - Welcome to our hub for open science communication!

Guidelines for making your conference presentation accessible to blind and partially sighted people, by VocalEyes

How to prepare and deliver more accessible presentations, by Tilting the Lens

Best practices for communicating facts in science journalism, by James Breiner in Journalism Basics

Council Resolution on the EU Work Plan for Culture 2023–2026, Official Journal of the European Union

The KSJ (Knight Science Journalism) Science Editing Handbook

Accessible Social, If you want to make your social media content accessible this is a free resource hub for digital marketers, communications professionals, content creators, and everyday social media users.

Endangered Heritage: Emergency Evacuation of Heritage Collections, available in 15 languages

Visit Europrivacy for GDPR certification and compliance assessment recognized in all EU jurisdictions.

Check which publishing options are supported by your funder’s OA policy with the Journal Checker Tool

NEMO's report on Museums in the climate crisis

Tackling Misinformation, a collection of research and resources for science engagement professionals

GlobalScape Workshop Materials: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in Science Communication

GlobalScape Workshop Materials: Global Relevance in Science Communication

Digital learning and education in museums - Innovative approaches and insights, from NEMO


Learning (how) to listen: a key aspect in training future scientists for meaningful dialogue with society, Cathelijne M. Reinckea et al. for the International Journal of Science Education

Teaching to bridge research and practice: perspectives from science communication educators across the world by Siddharth Kankaria et al.

Trust in scientists and their role in society across 67 countries by Viktoria Cologna, Niels G. Mede, Sebastian Berger, John Besley, Cameron Brick, Marina Joubert, Edward Maibach, Sabina Mihelj, Naomi Oreskes, Mike S. Schäfer, and Dr. Sander van der Linden

Inclusion for STEM, the institution, or minoritized youth? Exploring how educators navigate the discourses that shape social justice in informal science learning practices, by Emily Dawson, Raj Bista, Amanda Colborne, Beau-Jensen McCubbin, Spela Godec, Uma Patel, Louise Archer, Ada Mau

Bridging citizen science and science communication: insights from a global study of science communicators, by J. Roche, E. Jensen, A. Jensen, L. Bell, M. Hurley, A. Taylor, C. Boissenin, J. Chase, S. Cherouvis, K. Dunne, J. Kashmina, L. Massarani, J. Planchard, P. Russo & F. Smyth

Political technology mystifies science communication for general public, by Dr Michel Claessens

Decolonising Science Communication in the Caribbean: Challenges and Transformations in Community-Based Engagement with Research on the ABCSSS Islands, by Tibisay Sankatsing Nava, Roxanne-Liana Francisca, Krista T. Oplaat and Tadzio Bervoets

Harnessing the Power of Communication and Behavior Science to Enhance Society's Response to Climate Change in the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, by Edward W. Maibach, Sri Saahitya Uppalapati, Margaret Orr amd Jagadish Thaker

Exploring ‘quality’ in science communication online: Expert thoughts on how to assess and promote science communication quality in digital media contexts by Birte Fähnrich, Emma Weitkamp and J. Frank Kupper

The Notorious GPT: science communication in the age of artificial intelligence, an essay by Professor Mike S. Schäfer from the University of Zurich

The Value of Museums in Averting Societal Collapse, a reflective analysis by Robert R. Janes

From the University of Vienna: Science Communication at a Time of Crisis: Emergency, Democracy, and Persuasion

Public Hugely Underestimate Scientific Consensus on Climate Change, a study from PERITIA

Non-White scientists appear on fewer editorial boards, spend more time under review, and receive fewer citations, published in PNAS

Press articles

Interview: Uncertainty, Science, and Public Health Communication by Dan Falk

Don’t Believe What They’re Telling You About Misinformation by Manvir Singh in the New Yorker

The Challenge of Science Communication in the Age of AI by Carsten Könneker in the Stanford Social Innovation Review

From Talk to Action: Rethinking the Language of Climate Change by Ashley Perl

Statements by scientific organizations can, and should, shape society by Agustín Fuentes

Achieving sustainable development requires the full inclusion of women and girls in science from the International Science Council

'Indigenous languages are founts of environmental knowledge' by Katarina Zimmer

‘Science engagement cannot be separated from fundamental democracy, need to bring humanness back into science’ by Elizabeth Shilpa in The Hindu

Falling Walls Engage 2023 - Finalists & Winners

The Critical Thinking Barometer from Universcience, 5 April 2023

The second edition of the Critical Thinking Barometer from Universcience, 18 April 2023

Visions of the future at Ecsite 2023 from blooloop

Charting a course to make maths truly universal from Nature

What to Expect in 2023 in AI from Human-Centered Artificial Intellgience at Stanford University

The European radio telescope NOEMA reaches full power, published by the CNRS

Event Legacies: How Events Can Create a Long-lasting Impact, from Meeting Media Group

CERN publishes a comprehensive open science policy, a CERN article

Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024 adopted, from NEMO

Space Ambition, ESA Publication

How are museums reducing waste and working towards Net Zero?, from MuseumNext


50 essentials on science communication, Edited by Jean-Paul Bertemes, Serge Haan, and Dirk Hans

How Citizens View Science Communication - Pathways to Knowledge, Edited By Carolina Moreno-Castro, Aneta Krzewińska, Małgorzata Dzimińska

Beautiful Experiments - an Illustrated History of Experimental Science, Philip Ball (book review by Marianne Achiam)

Philosophy of Open Science, Sabina Leonelli, open access

Re-presenting Research: A Guide to Analyzing Popularization Strategies in Science Journalism and Science Communication, Florentine Marnel Sterk and Merel M. van Goch, open access

Putting Responsible Research and Innovation into Practice, Vincent Blok, open access

Educational Data Analytics for Teachers and School Leaders, open access


Watch recordings of past PCST Network webinars that capture important international perspectives on science communication

Evaluation of events and programs by the ACT Branch of Australian Science Communicators, 60 minutes, webinar

NEMO Webinar on sustainability in museums, 55 minutes

NEMO Webinar on modern museum practice and climate change, 72 minutes

Science, Pseudoscience & The Need For Critical Thinking, 98 minutes

3. Something different

CONSILIENCE Issue 16: Colour

The Revolutionary Role of AI: Turning Complex Biology into Poetry, by Ayanna Amadi

How design can make science captivating, by louis Charron

Fact-bombing by experts doesn't change hearts and minds, but good science communication can, by Tom Carruthers, Heather Bray & Matthew Nurse

How do science journalists decide whether a psychology study is worth covering?, by Naseem S. Miller

Recipe for success of a science festival, by Madelijn Strick and Stephanie Helfferich - summarised by Sam Ridgeway

The 4 Stages of Conspiracy Theory Escalation on Social Media, by Christine Abdalla Mikhaeil

Understanding the Divide: How Science Influencers Shape Science Perceptions, by Andrea Isabel López

Is it TikTok or global crisis? How the world lost its trust in scientists like me, by Giorgio Parisi

Indigenous Environmental Defenders are critical for nature and for science, but face serious risk, by Krushil Watene and Maria Luisa Acosta

The science media ecosystem — How have journalists' roles changed over the past decade?, by Matthew C. Nisbet

Bridging the Gap: Challenges and Innovations in Science Communication and Research Advancement, Interview with Nishchay Shah, Chief Technology Officer, CACTUS

The true cost of science's language barrier for non-native English speakers by Mariana Lenharo

Bringing art back to science: A tale of two art science programs by Caroline Cencer

Fairy tales offer accessible ways to communicate energy research in the social sciences to help tackle climate change by Lancaster University

PERITIA Podcast: The Trust Race, hosted by Shane Bergin

Interview with Bruno Latour, on Arte

Getting real about climate change & the cultural sector: it's time to act by Annie Lundsten

What do scientists gain from engaging in public communications?, from EurekAlert!

Research Adjacent, the podcast about and for people who work around research, but don't actually do the research themselves, by Dr Sarah McLusky