CalendarScience-related events in the Pacific Northwest
Events in March 2019
- UO Ideas on Tap: Changing Landscapes, Evolving Practices
UO Ideas on Tap: Changing Landscapes, Evolving PracticesViking Braggot Co. Southtowne Pub2490 Willamette StreetEugene, OR
This month, join Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council's Audrey Squires for an exploration of habitat restoration practices and innovative approaches to managing natural resources. Want to get involved with habitat restoration projects in our community? Audrey will also share information about upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Admission is free and food and beverages are available for purchase. Learn more at natural-history.uoregon.edu.
- Building a Brand: NFAA Monthly Meeting in Seattle
Building a Brand: NFAA Monthly Meeting in SeattleThe Riveter Capitol Hill1517 12th AvenueSeattle, wa
Examine how successful book series, whether fiction or nonfiction, build a brand and a following. Let's deconstruct the Chicken Soup for the Soul series to better understand what the founders did right. Bring a book from the series to share.
Cost: $10, free for first-time visitors and authority or VIP members of the Nonfiction Authors Association
Contact: Julia Goldstein, chapter leader, julia (at) jlfgoldstein.comAuthor event: Breath of a Whale
Author event: Breath of a WhaleThird Place Books (Seward Park)5041 Wilson Ave SSeattle, wa
Leigh Calvez discusses her new book, The Breath of a Whale.
From ancient blue whales and the elusive beaked whales to the familial—and struggling—orcas in our own backyard, The Breath of a Whale (Sasquatch Books) conveys the lives of the world’s most remarkable creatures through the work of dedicated researchers who have spent decades tracking and observing Pacific Ocean giants.
Leigh Calvez is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Lives of Owls (Sasquatch Books). She has worked with whales and dolphins as a scientist, naturalist, and nature writer, including as the Research Director for the Ocean Mammal Institute and on whale watch boats in Massachusetts, Hawaii, New Zealand, British Columbia, the Azores Islands off Portugal, and the San Juan Islands.
- Quack Chats Pub Talk “Your ‘Gut Feelings:’ Where Do They Actually Come From? An Exploration of Gut Science”
Quack Chats Pub Talk “Your ‘Gut Feelings:’ Where Do They Actually Come From? An Exploration of Gut Science”Downtown Athletic Club, Ax Billy Grill999 Willamette St., Third FloorEugene, OR 97401541-346-3314
University of Oregon biologist Annie Zemper gives a free Quack Chats Pub Talk on “Your ‘Gut Feelings:’ Where Do They Actually Come From? An Exploration of Gut Science.”
- NSWA EVENT - Finding Your Data Story with Tableau Public
NSWA EVENT - Finding Your Data Story with Tableau PublicTableau1621 N. 34th StreetSeattle, WA 98103
We now have 20 members registered for this event, which is the workshop limit set by Tableau. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be added to a waitlist. We’ll be in touch the day before (Sunday, May 24) if a spot opens up.
Ever wanted to incorporate data into your storytelling? From interactive maps to engaging graphs and charts, this workshop will help you understand how to turn raw public or scientific data into compelling visualizations ready to share online, using Tableau Public.
Tableau Public is free software that allows anyone to connect to a spreadsheet or file and create interactive data analytics for the web.
The company has offered to host NSWA at its Fremont HQ and provide an introductory 2-hour workshop into creating and publishing data visualizations.
This is the same workshop that was offered at the recent Investigative Reporters and Editors’ NICAR 2019 conference devoted to data journalism – but for NSWA members it’s free!
Participants should ideally have some experience working with data, or at least an enthusiasm for incorporating data into their journalism or narratives. You will also need to bring your own laptop and to create a free account on Tableau Public (which involves downloading some files) before the workshop.
- Portland Northwest Science Writers Happy Hour
Portland Northwest Science Writers Happy HourLucky Lab Quimby1945 NW Quimby St.Portland, OR
A monthly happy hour for science and environmental writers in the Portland area.
Food & drink available for purchase.
- Astronomy on Tap: A Year in Review
Astronomy on Tap: A Year in ReviewPeddler Brewing Company1514 NW Leary WaySeattle, WA 98108
This month, we celebrate Astronomy on Tap SEA’s fourth anniversary. To mark this special occasion, we will be joined by AoT organizer and co-founder Brett Morris, who will speak about all of the incredible science that’s happened in the past year. We’ll also hear from Dr. Baptiste Journaux on the intersection of astrophysics, geology, lasers, and diamonds.
This month we are excited to again be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large beer garden. Bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating. There will be a food truck at the event, but outside food is also welcome.
Each FREE Astronomy on Tap event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge. There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably stick around for the beer.
Please note: NSWA provides these event details as a courtesy to science-related organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Please confirm event details with the sponsoring organization before attending.