About 60 of us arrived at the UA Biosphere 2 yesterday afternoon to begin a two and half day 'unconference' workshop on communicating science. AZGS is hosting the event for the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS), with major financial underwriting by the Whitman Foundation.
COPUS has grown into a grassroots network of more than 1,000 organizations, small to large, since we first organized it about 6 years ago.
The weekend is intended to be "a think tank, networking event, showcase, forum and a celebration - all rolled into one." We describe it as a gathering of an "eclectic group of folks who are passionate about sharing science with the public."