Resources for Communicating and Promoting the Public Understanding of Science

An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists
A PLoS Biology (2011) publication by Holly Bik and Miriam Goldstein.

Communicating Ecosystem Services: Tools for Scientists to Engage the Public 
Jointly produced by the Ecological Society of America and the Union of Concerned Scientists, this series of "tool kits" can be used by the scientific community to communicate the importance of the country's biological resources to the public and policy makers.

Communicating Science/Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 
Resources for communicating science to the public, media, Congress, teachers and students.

Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers/American Association for the Advancement of Science


COMPASS: Navigating the Rules of Scientific Engagement
Community page of PLoS Biology by  Brooke Smith, Nancy Baron, Chad English, Heather Galindo, Erica Goldman, Karen McLeod, Meghan Miner, Elizabeth Neeley (2013).

COPUS/Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science

Environmental Information Coalition

Escape from the Ivory Tower
"A Guide to Making Your Science Matter": Book (2010) by Nancy Baron and published by IslandPress. 

Integration and Application Network
Communicating scientific findings to a broad audience using visuals

Science Communication Principles
Symbol library
Science Communication Resources

Message Box
A tool to help organize your thoughts and identify key talking points.  

SciDevNet/Science and Development Network/An e-Guide to Science Communication

Science Communication Resources from the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement

Social Media for Scientists

World Ocean Network
"Motivating the widest possible audience on a worldwide scale to inspire new behaviour that respects the environment and thus promotes an intelligent and sustainable use of the ocean"