Northwest Science Writers Association 2021 Career Development Awards Now OpenNSWA will award up to $1,000 to two Northwest science communicators to help defray the costs of attending a class, training, or conference to further their careers. Deadline to apply is August 1. Learn more and apply now Panel on Theater as Science StorytellingHow can theater energize science communication and science stimulate theater? Join us for a lively virtual discussion and Q&A with two playwrights, a spinal cord injury expert, and a science writer on Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m. PDT. Watch the Recording Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Science StorytellingOn Thursday, June 24, NSWA hosted a panel exploring how science communication can help dismantle biases, stereotypes, and misperceptions of people with diverse identities and cultures. Watch the Recording Panel on Scientists as AdvocatesOn Thursday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m., two scientists spoke about navigating their relationship with their research in the real world. Watch the recording Panel on Inclusive and Bias-Free Language in Science WritingOn Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m., we heard from experts on bias-free language in this panel and Q&A session. Watch the recording COVID-19 Coverage and Economic Resources for NSWA MembersNSWA is supporting its members during this public health emergency by collecting resources to help those writing about the pandemic and those suffering economic hardship from its consequences. Go to the Resource List #nswasciwire – Recent work by our members #nswasciwire Metzger and Steinberg: Climate Change and Oregon Fires In the first issue of Strata, Abby Metzger and Nancy Steinberg look back at Oregon’s devastating 2020 fires and what that... READ MORE Hu: Cicadas in Decline? Jane C. Hu (@jane_c_hu) writes for Biographic about how the cicadas that appeared in such numbers this summer on the East... READ MORE Wilcox: Bettas — Pets to Models Christie Wilcox (@NerdyChristie) and her daughter recently brought home the girl’s first pet, “Sky Banana,” a lavender... READ MORE Aldern: Bitcoin’s Energy Usage Bitcoin is responsible for 0.5% of all the electricity consumed in the world — but why? Clayton Aldern (@compatibilism), in... READ MORE Lindley: Equity in Duwamish Cleanup The Duwamish River became the industrial core of a prosperous Seattle, writes Robin Lindley (@robinlindley2) for EarthX,... READ MORE JOIN OR RENEW Are you a science communicator in the Pacific Northwest? Consider joining. We have monthly events, feature member writing and more.