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CERF Fall 2016 Quarterly Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 04, 2016, 1:00 PM to Wednesday, October 05, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Category: CERF Events & Webinars

CERF Fall 2016 Quarterly Webinar - 
Introduction to Science Videography - (two part series)
by Dr. Karen McKee

Missed a webinar? All webinar recordings are available as a member resource in the Webinar Library!


October 4, 2016 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Part 1 - The Changing Landscape of Science Communication

October 5, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Part 2 - Filming, Editing, and Sharing Your Video


This is a free webinar series open to MEMBERS ONLY. 

View the recording in the Webinar Library!


Winter 2017

February 1, 2017

The Need for Super Powers in Coastal Ecosystem Management – How Collaborative Learning can be used to bridge science, management and policy to improve outcomes
by Dr. Christine Feurt

Spring 2017

Date TBD

Social Media & Science
by Dr. Jeff Clements.

Announcing the New CERF Webinar Series 

Beginning Fall 2016, CERF will host regular, quarterly webinars on a wide range of topics that are of interest to the coastal and estuarine community. A link will be available on the CERF website to register for upcoming webinars and find additional information. We are very interested in receiving input on future webinar topics and/or speakers – please submit suggestions to Mary Grace Lemon. We look forward to hearing from you!

Part 1: The Changing Landscape of Science Communication

Part one of this two part webinar will consist of a brief overview of the history of science communication and introduce the idea of why video is increasingly becoming such an effective communication platform. Successfully communicating science via video requires forethought in terms of planning the story with your target audience in mind. These critical first steps in the process of creating a successful scientific video will be covered in the first part of this webinar. Don’t miss it!

Part 2: Filming, Editing, and Sharing Your Video

Part two of the webinar will focus on the actual methodology of creating a science video. Material covered will include equipment and accessories, filming do’s and don’ts, and video editing. The last step in creating a science video for communication is sharing it with others! Tips on how to best spread video content will be discussed. After these two webinars you should have the information you need to start making videos for scientific communication, allowing you to increase your toolkit for spreading scientific knowledge to others. Join us!

Speaker Profile

Dr. Karen McKee is a scientist, author, and videographer. She received both a master’s degree and a doctorate in botany and conducted research on the ecology of wetlands for forty years, which resulted in over 100 scientific journal articles and book chapters. Her fieldwork took her to many interesting and remote habitats in the U.S., Central America, and Australasia. Dr. McKee began filming those research expeditions and produced a series of peer-reviewed videos about effects of climate change, sea-level rise, and hurricanes on coastal ecosystems. In an effort to promote science communication, she began sharing her video-making methods with colleagues and students through her blog and YouTube channel. Her book, The Scientist Videographer, was written to show scientists, educators, and students how to use video to tell their science stories. Currently, Dr. McKee is a Scientist Emeritus (retired) with the U.S. Geological Survey and adjunct faculty at Louisiana State University.

Cancellation Policy

Space is limited to 100 members. In the event that you are not able to attend the webinar after you have registered, please e-mail the office to cancel.