Hang out with fellow writers on this lovely roof deckHappy hour with the Society for Environmental Journalists -- Monday, June 29

6:30 -- 8:00 pm

Local 16: 1602 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Join us far above the DC swelter on the rooftop of Local 16 and mingle with our friends at the Society for Environmental Journalists. Enjoy $5 happy hour cocktails and Italian appetizers.

More info: socialchair@dcswa.org


DCSWA tour of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) -- Saturday, June 13

Twenty-three intrepid DCSWA members and guests headed to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on Chesapeake Bay to find out what will happen to the planet's marshes as temperatures and sea levels continue to rise. The short answer is, it's not clear if marshes will be able to keep up and continue providing the vital ecosystem services that we depend on them for. Check back for future DCSWA tours and trips this summer and fall.


PDD 2015 crowdHighlights from DCSWA's 2015 Professional Development Day 

PDD is DCSWA's biggest event of the year -- a full day of talks, workshops and networking with other science writers and editors. This year's event took place on March 28 and featured:
  • Plenary talks by the Washington Post's Joel Achenbach and NPR's Christopher Joyce
  • A session all about editing, led by some of the D.C. area's top science editors
  • A panel on funding international reporting projects
  • A discussion about how the press got it right and wrong while covering the Ebola crisis
  • Sessions on book writing, storytelling, animation and freelance finance
  • Appointments with a resume coach
  • A workshop on the art and science of story pitching, leading up to the...
  • Ever-popular pitch slam, featuring the speed-dating format we introduced last year.

Read scintillating session reports from PDD 2015 scholarship recipients!

Enjoy tweets from PDD 2015 at #DCSWA15

See the full agenda for PDD 2015

Davenport awardMatt Davenport and Elaine Seward Win 2014 DCSWA Newsbrief Award; Honorable mentions to Beth Mole and Mark Zastrow

Washington, D.C.—The D.C. Science Writers Association (DCSWA) named a winner and two honorable mentions in the sixth annual DCSWA Newsbrief Award.

For the 2014 award, four science writers judged more than 70 entries, including print, online, audio and multimedia pieces. A video from Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) earned the top prize.

Full information here

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