Jana Goldman, a science communicator and plain language trainer, traveled to Miami on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 to engage AOML employees in a workshop on how to communicate science effectively to non-science audiences. While participating in the science communications exercises, AOML staff learned a myriad of successful plain language techniques as well as effective methods to develop clear scientific messages.

Photo credit: NOAA

  • Jim Hendee shares his plain language paragraph to the group. Image credit: NOAA
  • Ruben Van hooidonk receives an AWESOME prize! Image credit: NOAA
  • Claudia Schmid uses a human prop during NED talks. Image credit: NOAA
  • Uli Rivero and Erica Rule use a balloon as an explanatory prop during their NED talk. Image credit: NOAA
  • Jana Goldman teaches AOML scientists about plain language communication. Image credit: NOAA

Image Captions

From Left:

  1. Jim Hendee shares his plain language paragraph to the group. Image credit: NOAA
  2. Ruben Van hooidonk receives an AWESOME prize! Image credit: NOAA
  3. Claudia Schmid uses a human prop during NED talks. Image credit: NOAA
  4. Uli Rivero and Erica Rule use a balloon as an explanatory prop during their NED talk. Image credit: NOAA
  5. Jana Goldman teaches AOML scientists about plain language communication. Image credit: NOAA