Metcalf News

Helping Researchers Communicate Science

Metcalf is gearing up for a full-day science communication workshop in July to help Rhode Island researchers formulate effective and audience-appropriate messages and practice different types of writing. The workshop will be open to natural and social science faculty, research staff, and graduate students with funding from the Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate… [ Continue Reading ]

2016 Lecture Series to Explore How Human Activities Affect Our Environment

Reporter who broke the story of Flint, Michigan’s water crisis among featured speakers, which include prominent policy makers and scientists from across the nation What do your neighbors think about climate change? How will efforts to reduce carbon emissions impact our oceans’ ecosystems? Do Federal flood risk policies go far enough to address the impact… [ Continue Reading ]

Ten Journalists Awarded Fellowships for 18th Annual Metcalf Institute Science Immersion Workshop

The University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting has selected ten journalists from the U.S., Nigeria and Pakistan to attend its 18th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The fellows, chosen from the largest pool of applicants in the workshop’s history, include freelance journalists and staff from a variety of media… [ Continue Reading ]

Free Metcalf Institute Webinars for Journalists: A New Perspective on Sea Level Rise & Getting to 1.5 Degrees

As part of our Climate Change and the News initiative to help journalists cover climate change, Metcalf Institute will host several free webinars for journalists in May. The webinars may be viewed live via, or on the Metcalf YouTube channel. How Will Coastal Environments Respond to Sea Level Rise? New Study Challenges Assumption that… [ Continue Reading ]

Environmental Nonprofits Gain New Communications Skills

“The first thing you have to do is decide what you are trying to communicate, and who your audience is,” advised Lynsy Smithson-Stanley, a trainer at Metcalf Institute’s Workshop to Improve Nonprofit Communication held in New Bedford, Massachusetts, April 16, in partnership with the Island Foundation. Participants, representing various Southern New England environmental organizations, attended… [ Continue Reading ]