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Meet the Speaker– Sof Fox
Sof Fox is an undergraduate marine biology student at the University of Oregon. With minors in science communication, environmental studies, and dance, they are interested in the connections and overlap between disciplines. They recently served as an Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholar, working on marine reserve interpretation and science communication at the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve in Port Orford. Enthusiastic about ecology and human connections to the environment, Sof hopes to work with coastal communities on solutions to increase resiliency against the climate crisis.
About the Project:
Science communication is a fundamental task that many of us have participated in at least once, whether it was summarizing scientific research in an academic setting or simply having a conversation with a friend about a fun animal fact! But what does science communication actually mean? This talk will delve into what science communication looks like, why it’s important, and the impact it can have when done effectively. Additionally, I will share experiences from my time at the University of Oregon and on the Southern Oregon Coast as a student and science communicator to further explore what marine science communication can look like in practice.
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