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In this problem-based learning activity designed for nonscience majors, students assume the roles of scientists working for a public relations firm. Teams of students design communication products illustrating links between climate change and pollen allergies. Students develop a variety of process skills critical to scientists, including working collaboratively, interpreting and prioritizing data, telling a story through graphics and text, and defending an argument. Instructors can use this realistic activity to illustrate or reinforce that science process skills are relevant to an array of professions.