Elevating the Public's Understanding of Science Through Popular Culture - A Webinar Hosted by Media Impact Funders

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm EDT
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Join us for a Media Impact Funders-sponsored webinar exploring new ways for funders to engage the public with science and evidence, and advance understanding of science and the scientific process.

Last fall, the Rita Allen Foundation organized a funder collaboration breakfast at the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication III. The rich content shared during the high-energy discussions suggested great potential for further collaboration and learning, particularly around popular culture, art and creative spaces, to connect science with people from different backgrounds, experiences and education levels.

To continue the conversation started at the Sackler Colloquium, Media Impact Funders is developing a series of funder conversations to connect grantmakers with research, strategy and practice in science communications. 


  • Ways funders are using popular culture media forms - books, films, new media, radio, television, and theater - to elevate the public's understanding of science
  • Ways diverse media forms can connect science and humanities and educate the public
  • Insights from Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation designed to inspire deeper interest in science, especially among non-scientists


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All interested funders.


Registration is required by March 27th. 
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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