2011 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists
Coastal Impacts: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems
13th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists
June 12-17, 2011
URI Graduate School of Oceanography
Metcalf’s Annual Science Immersion Workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on learning experience that gives journalists an opportunity to explore and understand the impacts of global change in coastal ecosystems. The fellows, selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, learn how to analyze scientific data in and around Narragansett Bay and sharpen their investigative reporting skills at one of the nation’s premier research institutions.
During the six-day workshop on Rhode Island’s beautiful Narragansett Bay, fellows:
- Conducted a fisheries survey aboard the URI research vessel.
- Investigated the role of forests in mitigating climate change and protecting watersheds
- Explored the development and use of sea level rise models for adaptation planning
- Attended lectures featuring top national researchers, policy makers and science communicators
- Learned date visualization techniques to communicate complex information more effectively
- Discovered new story ideas and expanded reporting portfolios
- Experienced off-deadline interaction with scientists and cultivated contacts for future reporting
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