Fake News, Real Science: How to Make Sense of the Information Landscape

Schedule and Location

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Sterling Morton Library

  • Section B: Saturday, September 29

Fees and Registration

Free with admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

A tree is surrounded by light and appears to be coming out of a laptop.We are confronted with a vast amount of information every day, and it can be difficult to find trusted and credible sources of expertise. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to identify the “symptoms” of a less-than-credible source and what questions to ask yourself as you’re looking for good advice on the internet (and beyond) to answer questions about trees, plants, and the environment.

Instructor: Carissa Dougherty, head of knowledge management, The Morton Arboretum
Notes: Held entirely indoors. Limit 30.

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Course Details

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