As COMPASS’ Assistant Director, I help empower scientists to engage in the public discourse about the environment. I develop and lead communication trainings and workshops intended to empower scientists, both as individuals and as a community, to more effectively communicate their collective insights around salient environmental topics. I am based in Bozeman, Montana, where year-round access to the spectacular beauty and ecological richness of the Northern Rockies serves as an unending inspiration for my work.

About Kristin Carden

As COMPASS’ Assistant Director, I help empower scientists to engage in the public discourse about the environment. I am based in Bozeman, Montana, where year-round access to the spectacular beauty and ecological richness of the Northern Rockies serves as an unending inspiration for my work.

Briefing Debrief: “California’s Changing Oceans” Scientists Jenn Caselle, Francis Chan, Tessa Hill, And Kristy Kroeker

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On November 4, 2015, four eminent scientists came to Sacramento to deliver a briefing about our changing oceans. From ocean acidification to low oxygen zones, the scientists described the challenges that will confront California’s marine ecosystems in the years ahead. They also described how marine protected areas and long-term monitoring are informing our understanding of ocean change. Following the briefing, the scientists took a moment to reflect on the challenges and opportunities associated with bringing science to policymakers. [Read more…]

Straight From The Scientist: Stephanie Hampton

Dr. Stephanie Hampton, Director of WSU’s Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO).

I recently returned from my first two-day, intensive COMPASS communications training at Washington State University (WSU). I had the chance to catch up with the driving force behind the training: Dr. Stephanie Hampton, Director of WSU’s Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO). We chatted about the training, the important contributions scientists can make in informing the public and decision-makers about pressing environmental issues, and the need for institutions to support scientists to engage. [Read more…]