Communicating the Science of Boston Harbor & Islands

A two-day virtual workshop for NPS resource managers and biological technicians; visitor services and education (EYVE) staff; Stone Living Lab and other partners.


  1. Park staff and partners have knowledge of public attitudes and understanding of science, challenges to communicating park science, and approaches to successful communication, especially with youth (middle and high school) audiences.
  2. Participants develop communication skills and a strategy for communicating with their identified audience.
  3. Participants create and implement topical and/or audience-based communication plans. Topics include climate change effects and stressors, adaptation, resilience research, biodiversity.

Wednesday, September 29 [Zoom recording link]   [chat log]

Strategic communications overview & Understanding audiences [PDF of slides]

Understanding challenges [PDF of slides]

Understanding purpose [PDF of slides]

Participants identified audience and purpose and potential challenges, and posted their answers to this “Padlet”     [PDF of Padlet responses]


Thursday, September 30 [zoom recording link]     [chat log]

Approaches to science communication [PDF of slides]

Opportunities and making plans – what do we need to be successful? [PDF of slides]