Northwest Science Writers Association

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.

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COMING UP - Big Chicken: How Antibiotics Changed the Way the World Eats

Join NSWA at a Town Hall Seattle program on Jan. 23 at Impact Hub. Journalist and author Maryn McKenna reads from her new bookBig Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Changed Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.

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Reliving WCSJ 2017 with Rebecca Randall and Ian Haydon

Ian Haydon and Rebecca Randall, our 2017 NSWA career development award winners, joined us on 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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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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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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#nswasciwire – Recent work by our members

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Gibbs: Bread and Bioconductor

For Nature News and Comment, Wayt Gibbs (@WaytGibbs) offers a practical description of Bioconductor, a software toolkit for...
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Watts: Forest Trade-offs

Timber, carbon storage, and wildlife habitat, Andrea Watts writes, are just some of the functions of our national forests....
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Sharpe: Supercharging Student Research

University of Washington students have access to a superpower, writes Elizabeth Sharpe in UW IT Connect. Elizabeth shows...
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Nijhuis: Best of 2017

In case you missed it: Michelle Nijhuis’ story for National Geographic, How the parks of tomorrow will be different,...
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Barlow: Positive Negative Results

Negative results can be groundbreaking, Jim Barlow writes in a story for Around the O, with news from the University of...
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