The CLEAR Project (Communication, Literacy & Education for Agricultural Research) encourages young scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, to develop effective strategies for communicating science to a broad public audience. CLEAR members share science through diverse, engaging, community-oriented activities. They communicate research-supported information to emphasize the value of scientific research in providing food, feed, and fuel for the expanding population in the face of climate change.
Keep an eye out for our table at local farmers’ markets, library events, bars, zoos and more! We participate in events and locations like these to interact with community members, listen to and respond to your questions and concerns about science, provide engaging experiments and demos for adults and kids, and, in general, just chat! Check us out on our Activities pages for details.
Currently funded by the Global Food Initiative, all CLEAR Fellows are volunteers, who attend CLEAR meetings and events in the little spare time we have while independently doing research towards our degrees and pursuing our careers. Despite the whirlwind that is Grad school and lab life, we also devote our time and energy to addressing public concerns about agriculture, food and science. We work toward creating meaningful content and events that intrigue, educate, and promote conversations in the greater public community.
Most importantly, we want to hear from you! We want to meet you, the people interested in or even afraid of science. Come chat with us at any of our events, follow us on social media (below) or contact us via email.