The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST on Communicating About Risks – It’s More than Just Information. Click here to learn more and register!
Wondering why people don’t respond the way you want them to when it comes to information about flooding, climate change, and other risks?
Communicating about risks isn’t as simple as providing more information. People respond to that information based on lots of different things.
Sarah Watson will be the guest speaker and the webinar will cover:
• Basic social science behind why we respond to risks the way we do
• Ways to improve how we communicate about long-term risks
Sarah Watson is the Coastal Climate and Resilience Specialist at S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA). She helps communities and others prepare for the effects of extreme weather, flooding, and climate change. She has worked as a risk communication consultant for NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, where she led the development of the guidebook Risk Communication Basics and was a co-developer of a new one-day training about risk communication. She holds a Masters in Public Policy and a Masters in City and Regional Planning, with concentrations in climate adaptation and coastal resilience, from Rutgers University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University.
EDEN offers a Professional Development Webinar Series for Extension Professionals. Preparation is a key component of disaster education and for an Extension Professional finding time to learn about new resources and programs, keep up-to-date on federal programs and building your toolbox for when a disaster impacts your community is challenging.