The next SOWING (Science Outreach Working to Inspire the Next Generation) meeting will dive into the Wikipedia Year of Science 2016, an initiative designed to improve Wikipedia’s potential for communicating science to the public.
This happy-hour play/workshop will provide:
1. A brief overview of the Year of Science initiative;
2. A Wikipedia editing crash course, including best practices for science content;
3. Ways NYC area science communicators and educators can hijack Wikipedia for good (instead of evil).
The session will also invite a broader conversation about scientists' and science communicators’ responsibility to contribute to public resources such as Wikipedia, how we can make the outlet more engaging, and the general role of open information platforms in both formal and informal learning environments.
After the workshop, huddle with other creative science communicators, educators, and innovators for a brainstorming + networking session over drinks and bites, led by the SOWING team: Rockefeller University's Jeanne Garbarino and BioBus's Sarah Weisberg and Latasha Wright.
The Simon Foundation’s Education & Outreach division is pleased to host this SOWING gathering.
💻 TO JOIN THE FUN: BRING YOUR LAPTOP 💻
Tuesday / May 31 / 2016
160 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010