ENGAGING BIODIVERSITY SCIENTISTS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Bruno Eleres Soares, Natália Resende de Souza, Lidia Brasil Seabra, Romullo Guimarães de Sá Ferreira Lima, Pedro Henrique Marinho Nunes, Fabio Ivo Perdigão, Naraiana Loureiro Benone

Abstract


Brazil is facing setbacks in the public trust in scientists due to the political interests of some groups, poor scientific education, and distance between science institutions and society. Given the lack of training for undergraduate and graduate students to communicate science, we share our experience organizing a virtual space on Twitter where biodiversity scientists can engage in science communication, engaging with almost 8,000 followers. We argue that collaborative actions would help scientists engage in science communication activities.


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career; collaboration; outreach; science communication; social media

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