Past events

Highlights from NSWA events, tours, and field trips
Finding Your Data Story with Tableau Public

Finding Your Data Story with Tableau Public

Ever wanted to incorporate data into your storytelling? From interactive maps to engaging graphs and charts, this workshop on March 25 helped us understand how to turn raw data into compelling visualizations ready to share online, using Tableau...

NSWA 2019 Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting

NSWA 2019 Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting

2019 Holiday Party and Annual Membership Meeting We let our inner geeks out to play on Jan. 10 during our Holiday Party and Annual Meeting at Paul Allen’s Living Computers Museum + Labs. We talked shop and had fun with  science-writing peers as we built and operated...

Chat with Ben Goldfarb, author of ‘Eager’

Chat with Ben Goldfarb, author of ‘Eager’

Environmental writer Ben Goldfarb spoke to Glenn Nelson, founder of The Trail Posse, about his new book, Eager: The surprising, secret life of beavers and why they matter, on Dec. 13 at The Elliott Bay Book Company. Goldfarb joined interested NSWA members in...

‘First Man’ with NSWA and Geoff Nunn from Museum of Flight

‘First Man’ with NSWA and Geoff Nunn from Museum of Flight

 Geoff Nunn, adjunct curator of space history at The Museum of Flight, joined us for an IMAX screening of “First Man” on Oct. 20 at the Pacific Science Center. After the movie, we got to chat about how it represented Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 space mission....

Show Me the Science

Show Me the Science

This panel on Oct. 6 at Lane Community College in Portland, Oregon focused on story ideas, tips and resources you need to dig deeper into science-based stories such as opioids, climate change and more. The event was organized in partnership with the Northwest Science...

The Art of the Interview

The Art of the Interview

Whether you’re a print journalist, multimedia producer, or PIO, interviewing is hugely important to your work. On Sept. 27 at the Seattle Times Building, we delved into best practices for interviewing sources: how to prepare, put your interviewees at ease, ask...

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...