“One of the most significant tasks of a researcher is to disseminate relevant research findings and outputs to its intended clientele.” Dr. Alicia L. Lustica, Center Head of the Biodiversity, Coastal, Wetlands and Ecotourism Research Center (BCWERC) said in a workshop conducted titled, “Training on Technical Writing and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Materials Preparation” held at the Department of Education Ecotech Center in Cebu City last August 3-5, 2016.
Twenty (20) BCWERC researchers attended the activity which primarily aims to enhance the capability of participants in organizing well-written and relevant scientific articles on RDE projects and related activities.
The resource persons of the training were Ms. Liberty E. Asis and Ms. Adreana S. Remo, editors and science communication experts from the ERDB which is BCWERC’s mother unit. The topics were the: various techniques, pointers and approaches in technical, semi-technical and popular writing.
“Every researcher should aim to develop and enhance their writing skills through constant practice.”, said Ms. Asis, Editor of ERDB’s scientific journals. She challenged the participants to produce and submit articles for publication considering the wide-range and variety of interesting topics BCWERC researchers could choose from based on the current research findings and field observations.
On the other hand, Ms. Adreana S. Remo emphasized that in order to be effective and successful researchers, we should be adept enough in technical writing. Further, she emphasized that government funds allotted in the conduct of various RDEs are justified, disseminated, and not put into waste.
The event was made more informative with various inputs from the speakers such as IEC Materials Preparation, Overview of Science Communication, preparation of a Communication Plan, Publication Design and Layout, preparing for Exhibits and Basic Photography. BCWERC