Fri, 6 August 2021
I am a Science Communicator. I use this podcast to communicate marine science to you and other listeners who would like to know more about how to protect the Ocean. My goal is to present accurate and real information so that you and others could learn about Oceans that may not be readily available online.
II know many colleagues who communicate science by conducting guest lectures/teachings in K-12 schools. They do it on a volunteer basis in hopes to inspire future scientists of the world. However, it is difficult when other communication platforms such as TV stations say they have a mission to enlighten their audience but create fake documentaries that scare and confuse many people.
I describe a situation written to me by a listener who sent me an email (you can contact me here with your questions/comments) on today's email. The listener described a situation that he faced where he attempted to convince a group of students that the megalodon and mermaids were not real despite recent TV programs stating otherwise through fake documentaries.
The listener is a professor at Brigham Young University:
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Direct download: SUFB_S1193_AnotherExampleOfTVMessagingGoneWrong.mp3
Category:SciComm -- posted at: 12:00am EST