Monday, March 24, 2014

How to improve public understanding of critical scientific issues



SFU's Mark Winston.
It's no easy task to sift through the flood of scientific evidence and opposing viewpoints that emerge when people debate critical health and environmental issues.

So what can be done to improve the way science is communicated to the public and help people make sense of it all?

Mark Winston, a Simon Fraser University insect expert and frequent public commentator, is visting Douglas College to talk about just that.

Winston's free, public talk will focus on the key issues of genetically modified crops, pesticide use and declining bee populations. 

The talk takes place on Wednesday, April 2 from 1-2:30pm in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre on the Douglas College New Westminster campus.