Moving the Earth: The art and craft of communicating geoscience

In January 2019 Peter Spinks taught a media workshop for the Basin Genesis Hub at the University of Sydney. Topics covered included why it’s important to communicate with the public, stakeholders and the media, the value system involved, “getting the picture”, i.e. preparing graphics, illustrations, photographs and videos, popular science writing 101, media releases and creating a media strategy. Peter is a seasoned science communications expert.  His book “Wizards of Oz”  has been twice the No. 1 bestseller on New Scientist’s list of top-selling science books.