Sharing Information + Sharing Values & Needs = Sustaining Our River
Friday, June 2, 2017, Vancouver Hilton, Vancouver, Washington
The Estuary Partnership hosted our 11th annual Science to Policy Summit to discuss how to make science and data relevant to more people. Scientists, communication and natural resource professionals, and educators interacted with a panel of experts to identify mistakes in communication, and together they developed communication tips and tools to increase connections, maintain relevancy, and be more inclusive.
We were joined by the Honorable Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) who opened the day with a key message: “You can’t build consensus without building relationships. Everyone basically wants the same thing, we just have different opinions on how to get there.”