Not all heroic stories have happy endings; sometimes a person just has to do what a person has to do
The person who wrote this has literally no idea what science communication is or what science communicators are trying to do. Like, not even a little bit. I wonder if it occurred to them to talk to any of the people who run, oh, I don't know, ComSciCon, or NW Noggin, or Science Pub, or a science outreach club at any university anywhere in the world, and ask them what they do and whether he could attend one of their events? I mean, he literally wrote this as if he sat in his study and thought to himself, "What is it that science communicators do, anyway?" and when he had thought about it long enough to generate an idea, he just ran with it from there.
I taught 5th grade kids brain games for a summer. I work a kid's table at the zoo. My labmate is doing a fellowship helping the State of Oregon with marine wildlife policy. There are new associations springing up with the specific aim of getting scientists into government.
This writer is not an idiot, he's just mysteriously, bafflingly clueless.