Northwest Science Writers Association

Wildfire Talks

Wildfires in the western United States have become increasingly more common. They burn through forests, damage the ecology and threaten property and lives. Members and guests joined us on Aug. 2 at the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory for an evening with wildfire researchers.

Share your Science workshop

NSWA partnered with The People’s Science to put on an interactive workshop and write-a-thon for effectively communicating science to the public on July 29 at Naked City Brewery.

Summer Happy Hour with Solutions Journalism Network

We toasted the summer with our friends at the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) on June 19 at Pono Ranch in Ballard.

When Salmon and Stormwater Pollution Collide: Tour the Green Solutions

Members and guests joined us on May 16 for a tour of West Seattle’s High Point neighborhood redevelopment project and heard about the latest Washington-based research on stormwater pollution’s impacts on salmon and the green infrastructure combating this problem.

NSWA Science Trivia Night

Members and guests joined us April 18 for a science-themed trivia quiz night and social event at Floating Bridge Brewing in the University District. This evening was hosted by the quizmasters at Geeks Who Drink and tested our knowledge of arcane facts about science, science fiction and geeky music.

Exploring the power of art and illustration in science storytelling

Members and guests joined us on March 21 at the School of Visual Concepts for an evening with three talented visual professionals, who discussed the exciting possibilities when hard science and fine art collide.

Tour the Burke Museum Fish Collection

On Feb. 27, members and guests got a behind-the-scenes (and behind-the-jars) tour of the Burke Museum’s Ichthyology Collection, housed on the University of Washington campus, and saw the largest fish collection in North America.

NSWA Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting

NSWA celebrated the new year on Jan. 11 at a Seattle landmark that has wowed science fans of all ages for more than 50 years, the Pacific Science Center.

#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

Yan: Opting Out

While reporting on the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, Wudan Yan made a personal decision. She’s signing up. Read...

McQuate: Robofly

You wouldn’t mistake it for a bluebottle or Drosophila, Sarah McQuate says, but robofly flaps like the real thing. In UW...

Barlow: Hold the Pickles

They’re pyrosomes, aka sea pickles, writes Jim Barlow for Around the O, the University of Oregon’s news hub. These colonies...

Keown: Transplant Pioneers

Sixteen years after donating bone marrow to a child with cancer, Susan Keown writes a richly detailed profile of a...

Gaines: CSI Natural History Museum

Writing in The Atlantic and Undark, James Gaines tracks the fate of contraband taxidermied animals. Some have an...

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