Communicating Science: Reaching the Murky Middle

Mon, Apr 9, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Speaker Name: 
Jeff Welsch
Greater Yellowstone Coalition

This is the first of three talks to target a community interest in science communication. These talks focus on science communication for MSU faculty and graduate students in the environmental sciences. We hope that participants come away from these talks with a better sense of how to approach communicating their research.


About Jeff Welsch:  Jeff came to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) as director of communications in February 2008 after nearly three decades as a sports writer and sports editor with newspapers in four western states. Though a sports writer by trade, his passion has always been for the outdoors and related issues. He created outdoors pages for newspapers in Oregon and Montana, and has written about environmental issues ranging from the water crisis in Oregon's Klamath Basin to climate change.

Jeff has written three books, including co-authoring with his wife, Sherry L. Moore, a guidebook called "Great Destinations: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and Jackson Hole." He continues to serve as an executive editor for Montana Quarterly magazine.

As a writer, Jeff has always attempted to draw new readers into stories and publications with emotion and human interest. He is striving to use a similar philosophy with communications to spread the word about the wonders of Yellowstone and the importance of this intact ecosystem to our national psyche.

The Greater Yellowstone Coalition is an international, member-based organization whose supporters help protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem through advocacy and financial contributions.


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