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Science Communication Certification

Started Sep 14, 2021


Full course description


This self-directed certification and badge program enables participants to complete a core certification in the best practices and science of science communication. Additional badge levels can be obtained by participants as they specialize in emphasis areas such as Sharing Science on Social Media, Designing and Implementing Outreach Programs, Assessing Science Communication Efforts, Science and the Media, and Art-Science Integration, Teaching as Science Communication, the Science of Science Communication, and more.

Participants interested in completing the entire Science Communication (SciComm) certification must complete the Program Core (25 pts) plus an additional 75 points in at least three areas of their choosing (i.e. badges). All participants must watch an information video about each area and complete a required initial activity before beginning additional activities in each area.

SciComm Certification: Core (18 pts + 7 pts) + 3 bronze badges (25 pts+ per badge) or equivalent points = 100 pts
Participants have up to three years to complete the SciComm Certification. 


Badges can also be earned within individual concentrations without completing the entire SciComm Certification, however, no badges will be issued without completion of the SciComm Program Core.

Bronze Badge = 25 pts

Silver Badge = 50 pts

Gold Badge = 75 pts

Platinum Badge = 100 pts


Points are earned by completing required and optional activities associated with various trainings in the certification modules and/or by completing appropriate activities and reflections associated with optional, self-directed aspects of the certification structure. Participants will submit reflections and other types of work through WyoLearn, a publicly accessible system (no UWyo account required) which is otherwise nearly identical to WyoCourses in operation.

1 point is approximately 1 hour of time.

Retroactive points will be awarded for trainings and activities you have conducted in the past year, with a credit for work prior to that available by petition, on a case-by-case basis.

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