Introducing: Science Says!

The former SPCG is now “Science Says”!! According to news headlines, science says a lot of things, but what do we really learn from scientific studies, and how do these findings impact our daily lives?

Wading through science-related news can be difficult, but science isn’t an elite league of geniuses or a collection of hard facts. Science is a process of gathering evidence from carefully controlled tests to gain understanding of the natural world. Our goal is to empower everyone to investigate how scientific findings impact their daily lives. We’re cultivating a community of science communicators to demystify the scientific process and challenge misconceptions. So what does science really say?

If you’re a scientist who’s passionate about making science more accessible, join us for one of our upcoming events:

New member events (for UCD grad students and postdocs):
BBQ social at Slide Hill Park
– Friday Sept. 23, 5pm – 7pm
– Free food and drinks in the picnic area – featuring UC Davis raised meats!

Fall welcome meeting in PES 2004
– Tuesday Sept. 27, 4pm – 5pm
– Happy hour after!

Public events:
– Topic: Wine, Walnuts and Wildlife
– Wednesday Sept. 21, 6pm – 8pm
Speaker Series in PES 2004
– Tuesday Oct. 11, 4pm – 5pm

Our Communication Projects

Events

Media

Community

Education

Content on this page has been created with full academic freedom of expression by early career scientists at the University of California. Through our projects, Science Says early career scientists are refining effective scientific communication practices under the guidance of UC faculty. We strive to present fact-based information grounded in the primary scientific literature. If you notice any facts that conflict with the primary literature on a topic in food and ag, please send us the publication and we will review our project content to make sure we are representing the current scientific consensus. Questions, comments or suggestions should be directed tosnalbers(at)ucdavis(dot)edu. Thanks!

Welcome!

Welcome to the Science Says Website!  We are a group of early career scientists at UC Davis interested in sharing our research with diverse audiences. Science Says is supported by the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy (IFAL), a unit of the Innovation Institute for Food and Health, and the Communication, Literacy, and Education for Agricultural Research (CLEAR) project (PI, Pamela Ronald). We collaborate and interact closely with our CLEAR colleagues at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego.

 Our Mission:

  • To provide science-based, curated information on food and agriculture to consumers, policy makers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), journalists and other public stakeholders through outreach activities and accessible media platforms (videos, blogs, Twitter, etc.)
  • To help faculty, staff, and trainees acquire science communication skills to engage in public discourse on the  social, economic, biological, environmental and ethical aspects of food and agricultural technologies and policies.

 

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