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CHALLENGES IN COMMUNICATING RESEARCH AND RESEARCH CAREERS: LESSON LEARNED FROM THE EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS' NIGHTS AT INGV GIULIANA D’ADDEZIO, GIULIANA RUBBIA,

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1 CHALLENGES IN COMMUNICATING RESEARCH AND RESEARCH CAREERS: LESSON LEARNED FROM THE EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS' NIGHTS AT INGV GIULIANA D’ADDEZIO, GIULIANA RUBBIA, GEMMA MUSACCHIO AND TIZIANA LANZA Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - INGV, Roma, Italy NH9.8 Geoethics and natural hazards: the role and responsibility of the geoscientists

2 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Researchers’ Night to bring researchers closer to the general public and to increase awareness of research and innovation activities to bring researchers closer to the general public and to increase awareness of research and innovation activities... with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizen’s daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on scientific careers with a view to supporting the public recognition of researchers, creating an understanding of the impact of researchers' work on citizen’s daily life, and encouraging young people to embark on scientific careers...

3 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Researchers’Night in Italy www. frascatiscienza.it

4 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Researchers’Night at INGV  Seminars and guided tours to labs  Educational games and hands – on laboratories  Theatre performance  Museum visit Friday 27 Sep P.M.

5 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 INGV headquarters, Roma Seismic surveillance room

6 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 INGV headquarters, Roma Educational games …

7 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 INGV headquarters, Roma Visit to labs …

8 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 INGV headquarters, Roma C. Acerra, G. Alessio, L. Alfonsi, A. Bannoni, S. Bucci, P. Burrato, F. Caprara, A. Caramelli, S. Conte, G. D’Addezio, D. Di Luigi, G. Ferrari, R. Forsinetti, G. Galli, V. Gallotti, G. Gaudiosi, I. Hunstad, T. Lanza, V. Lazzarini, N. Lo Bue, M. Miconi, G. Musacchio, R. Nappi, R. Nave, M.C. Piazza, C. Piccione, D. Pietrangeli, S. Pinzi, V. Pirro, M. Puppio, L. Raimondi, E. Rocchetti, G. Rubbia, E. Spagnuolo, L. Spogli, R. Tozzi, M. Vallocchia, A. Winkler About 40 participants …

9 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Frascati –Scuderie Aldobrandini  Hands on laboratory for kids curious about science Photo credit: Frascati Scienza … learn about Earth inner structure, fragile lithosphere, waves propagations, impact of waves on building etc., dealing with eggs, cookies, honey, sugar, pudding …

10 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Frascati –Scuderie Aldobrandini  Science Theatre Performance  300 participants  50 compiled questionnaires by adults and children E il cielo si fece rosso, science theatre experience with il Teatro del Sole More than 20 performances and 4000 people … theatre invites the public to consider science as a big story of pioneering ideas …

11 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Museo Geofisico Rocca di Papa  Exhibits and devices

12 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Appreciation survey (1)  …  Did you find the visit/lab/seminar/game/show: interesting-boring; easy-difficult; useless-useful; unorganized-organized?  Does your knowledge of these arguments come from: studies, work, out-reach books, documentaries and TV programs about scientific arguments?  Do you think that information you received were appropriate to deep your knowledge? Yes, no. If yes, which of them?  Was there something unclear or that you did not appreciate? Yes, no. If yes, which item?  Do you have any opinion or suggestion about the visit?  …

13 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Comments and suggestions from visitors  I did have the opportunity to deep the knowledge of fuzzy concepts I read on books and to see in concrete how all this stuff works - teacher, F, 48y.o.  Interesting but a bit boring - student, M, 11  All explanation were given by experts! - employee, M  Supply a brochure for each lab - doctor, M, 53  More educational games for kids - employee, F, 40

14 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Appreciation survey (2)  …  In which part of the performance you felt emotionally involved / scared/ worried?  How volcanic eruptions originate?  … theatrical experience survey : investigation of emotions and learning

15 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 INGV Night 2013: figures 1/2  4 locations: Roma, Frascati, Rocca di Papa, L’Aquila  43 INGV participants  2 scientific seminars  2 hand-on laboratories  2 guided tours to labs (each hour)x 5  1 guided tours to museum  1 theatre performance  visitors extimated

16 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 INGV Night 2013: figures 2/2  Guided tours to labs: 280 people booked, more came  Educational game, scientist for a day 80  Educational game, about volcanoes: 75  Seminar about solar storms and space weather: 40 booked  Geophysical Museum, Rocca di Papa: 210 booked  Science Kids, Frascati ? >1000 extimated  Theatre: 80 booked  Seminar in L’Aquila: 50 booked

17 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Conclusions 1/2  Invitation to repeat more frequently such events was the frequent comment.  The visit to seismic surveillance room contributes to give more information and clarification about seismicity of the territory, dispel the myth (or deepen the debate) on deterministic earthquake prediction and regain at least part of the reputational damage following both the earthquake and the L'Aquila trial (Amato et al., EGU ).  Nevertheless, it remains challenging to measure effects of such initiatives on middle terms, and performance indicators are desirable.

18 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Conclusions  2 INGV proposals submitted for Night’s

19 EGU 2014 | Vienna| 29 Apr 2014 Thanks!


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