August Recess In The Field

The sun is shining, gardens are overflowing, kids and members of Congress are frolicking on lawns– it must be summer! From our post as a boundary organization (with a foot in the camps of multiple professional cultures), we can see other signs that the season is in high gear, including scientists with lighter (or no) teaching loads, researchers finally able to get out in the field, and most of DC preparing to go on recess. The worlds around us are slowing down a bit; here at COMPASS we’re going to slow down a bit too.

Our blog will be enjoying summer vacation/recess/time in the field during the month of August.

Original image by Mayna IT Consulting, under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Modified (slightly) on July 29, 2015.

Original image by Mayna IT Consulting, under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Modified (slightly) on July 29, 2015.

We’ll be back when Labor Day rolls around. We have a packed fall ahead of us, with lots of trainings and plans to connect scientists with policymakers and journalists (don’t forget, we’re still accepting applications for journalist travel fellowships to attend the Society for Marine Mammalogy 2015 Conference through September 11). We’re looking to forward to sharing more about our work, and having the scientists that are out there engaging share their stories too. And if you need a COMPASS fix, you can keep up with our team on Twitter as we prepare for fall, get outside, and reenergize.

We hope you have a great month — we’ll see you in September!


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About Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith is the former Executive Director of COMPASS. She spends a lot of time thinking about the friction - yet incredible need - for science to be closer to society. She is in awe, and appreciative, of the scientists that are paving the way by getting out there and sharing their science, knowledge and insights with the wider world. It motivates her to ensure COMPASS continues to thrive, to support scientists to find their voice, and to join the most relevant conversations.

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