Northwest Science Writers Association

Reliving WCSJ 2017 with Rebecca Randall and Ian Haydon

Join Ian Haydon and Rebecca Randall, our 2017 NSWA career development award winners, on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Floating Bridge Brewery for an evening discussion recapping the World Conference of Science Journalists last month in San Francisco.

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Selling your book idea with a science and nature focus

Members and guests joined us Oct. 24 at the Seattle Times building to learn about the book-publishing industry and opportunities for nature & science book publishing from a panel featuring Elizabeth Wales, Lyanda Lynn Haupt and Tom Fischer.

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Mastering the Art & Business of Freelancing

Whether you’re looking to dip your toe into freelancing as a second job, take the plunge into the full-time freelance life, or an editor looking to better understand the challenges freelancers face, our speakers’ short talks on Sept. 19 touched on the myriad skills freelancers must cultivate.

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What should you know about the upcoming solar eclipse?

Thanks to nationally recognized astronomy educator Dennis Schatz for joining us after his “Science in the City” talk on Aug. 1 at Pacific Science Center and telling us what to expect during the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.

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Compelling Science Storytelling

Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 28, 2017, for Compelling Science Storytelling: A Pacific Northwest Workshop for Science Communicators. This was a one-day workshop and networking opportunity in Seattle, with a special emphasis for public information officers.

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Walking the Denny Regrade with David B. Williams

During our two-mile walk on Tuesday, July 18, David B. Williams discussed the full scope of the massive Denny regrade project, pointing out often overlooked evidence of the topographic changes, and explaining how this reshaping of the Seattle landscape continues to shape the city and those who call it home.

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#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Olson: Learning from St. Helens

Steve Olson is author of Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, which won the 2017 Washington State Book Award in...
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Ricketts: Paleontology Word of the Day

It’s “holotype.” Wendell Ricketts has the definition, several bonus words, and a dive into the holotype...
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Mapes: Orca Alert

The whales that are the emblem of the Northwest are threatened, writes Lynda Mapes in the Seattle Times. Lynda reviews a...
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Yan: Mental Health for Science Writers

Wudan Yan is a science journalist who doesn’t hesitate to get out in the field for a story, whether it’s in...
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Tompa: Goose Dicistrovirus and Other Discoveries

Rachel Tompa and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists she works with answer the burning question of all...
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