E&ES 121: Science on the Radio

Exciting science and environmental projects are under way at Wesleyan and around Wesleyan. These include classroom research projects, senior theses, graduate research, and faculty publications. Translating science into understandable language takes practice. By listening to science radio shows and reading the stories, we will learn how the translation is done and do it with our own materials. Participants will be expected to produce a weekly half-hour radio show on WESU, “Science on the Radio.” All shows will be podcast and stored on WESU. Class members will critique each other’s shows to improve the speaking voice, style of presentation, and content. Extensive out-of-class time will be needed to produce the show.