Apply now for Dragonfly Mercury Project science communication workshop

National Park Service resource managers, scientists, interpreters, science communicators and education specialists participating in the Dragonfly Mercury Project are invited to apply for a science communication workshop to be held in April 2023 in Austin, Texas.

Workshop participants will collaborate to develop shared goals, messaging, and language about the Dragonfly Mercury Project. We will review existing products and programs, generate ideas for new efforts, and learn from each other to identify best practices in communicating the science of mercury in dragonflies to various audiences. Participants will develop plans to communicate Dragonfly Mercury Project science through interpretation or education programs or other means, with follow-up support provided by Schoodic Institute science communication specialists.

There is no registration fee and lodging and meals are provided, however participants must cover their own costs for travel to and from the in-person workshop. A limited amount of travel funds may be available.

Those interested must complete an application by November 1. The application form and more information can be found at Participation will be capped at 25 individuals. We will select participants who represent diverse geographies, positions, experience, and communication methods/challenges, as well as demonstrated capacity to follow-through after workshop. Supervisory approval must be submitted with the application.

Please contact Catherine Schmitt, Science Communication Specialist with Schoodic Institute,, or Kat Ko, DMP Program Assistant,, with questions.