Past events

We organize several events per year
Chat with David Quammen

Chat with David Quammen

The discovery that genes can jump from one species to another radically shifted scientists' understanding of the tree of life. In his latest book, bestselling author David Quammen guides us through stories of the new technologies and discoveries that are transforming...

Wildfire Talks

Wildfire Talks

 Note: First few minutes of presentation not available in recording above. Wildfires in the western United States have become increasingly more common. They burn through forests, damage the ecology and threaten property and lives. Even the careful science of tackling...

Share your Science workshop

Share your Science workshop

Sunday, July 29 Naked City Brewery 8564 Greenwood Ave N. NSWA partnering with The People's Science on July 29 at Naked City Brewery to put on an interactive workshop and write-a-thon for effectively communicating science to the public. Scientists and researchers...

Summer Happy Hour with Solutions Journalism Network

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. As a bonus, SJN will soon be giving away a travel stipend to attend the first-ever West Coast solutions Journalism conference on July 14 in Portland.

NSWA Science Trivia Night

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 U. District. This special NSWA-organized evening was hosted by the quizmasters at Geeks Who Drink and tested our knowledge of arcane facts...

Exploring the power of art and illustration in science storytelling

Exploring the power of art and illustration in science storytelling

  From infographics to illustrations, images are an essential part of science communication. Pictures can explain concepts in a flash, illuminate a narrative or simply provide a quick visual thrill. But to many writers, the process of drawing, illustrating and telling...

Tour the Burke Museum Fish Collection

Tour the Burke Museum Fish Collection

Natural history museums can only display a fraction of their treasures. The Burke Museum is no exception. It has more than 11 million preserved fish specimens from around the world, though many of them hail from the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and Pacific...

NSWA Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting

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. The event was a chance to connect with science writers from all around the Pacific Northwest. Members and guests...

Reliving WCSJ 2017 with Rebecca Randall and Ian Haydon

Members and guests joined Ian Haydon and Rebecca Randall, our 2017 NSWA career development award winners,  on Nov. 28 for an evening discussion recapping the World Conference of Science Journalists last month in San Francisco. Ian and Rebecca both used their awards to...

Selling your book idea with a science and nature focus

Members and guests joined us on Oct. 24 at the Seattle Times building to learn more about the book-publishing industry. The panel of speakers included: Elizabeth Wales of the Seattle-based Wales Literary Agency Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Seattle author of Crow Planet and four...

Mastering the Art & Business of Freelancing

A panel of five science writers spoke about the art and business of freelancing on Sept. 19 at Hugo House. According to the Freelancers Union, 54 million Americans are freelancers. What does it take to start — and maintain — a successful freelance career in 2017?...

Walking the Denny Regrade with David B. Williams

Within 50 years of the Denny party’s arrival in Seattle, the city undertook several massive projects which permanently changed the topography of the city. Between 1898 and 1930, Seattle completed perhaps the most audacious engineering change by...