Why Facts Don't Change Minds -
The Psychology of Science Communication

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Zannino Conference Room (Civic W102)
Pace University, NYC Campus


Environmental managers need to communicate scientific information to the public, but are often in need of tools for effective and meaningful messaging.

This workshop will discuss recent research on the psychology of science communication and lead participants in exercises to enhance science communication with the public, such as story-telling and emotional reasoning.



Anne Toomey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pace University
Piyush Tantia
Chief Innovation Officer, ideas42



The Science Training for Environmental Professionals Series (STEPS) is a free professional development workshop series hosted by the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment. This series utilizes Pace University's resources and knowledge to provide science training to local environmental stakeholders so that they may advance their environmental conservation and/or sustainability initiatives. The latest science on various topics will be covered throughout the year.