Meet the new socio-environmental scientists from the exotic pet trade to urban biodiversity! Wildlife veterinarian and research scientist Elizabeth Daut is applying this synthesis to tease out how the interplay of government policy and the importation of animals primarily for the exotic pet industry opens ecosystems, native wildlife, and people to a range of health threats. Ecologist and evolutionary biologist Chris Trisos is looking into how the growth of urbanization—cities now cover 3% of Earth’s land surface—could reduce, or perhaps increase, the diversity among plant and animal communities across the entire planet. Join Elizabeth and Chris for a discussion about how their new approach to synthesizing disparate sciences, theories, data, and tools can open the way to asking and answering complex and consequential questions about people, society and ecosystems.Find out more »
Join a new group of talented editors looking to build on these and other valuable editorial skills. Here, members will critique each other’s work (gently and constructively, of course), share tips on writing good headlines and compelling ledes, discuss diplomatic ways to manage “strong-willed” reporters, and more. Join us for our inaugural meeting from 6.30-7.30 p.m. on Wed, October 5th at the National Press Club's Reliable Source.Find out more »
Calling all map enthusiasts! See some of the rare and historical maps that are part of the USGS collection during a private tour of the USGS map room and library in Reston. The tour will start with a brief history of the USGS Library and then guides will share items from the Rare Book room - including some original land survey pieces. Visitors will see a variety of maps of the New Madrid area, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii, along…Find out more »
Join DCSWA as we mingle with the AAAS policy fellows at the trendy Satellite Room! DCSWA gets wristbands for an extended happy hour from 5-8pm. Hope to see you there!Find out more »
DCSWA members will take an hour-long tour of Harper Macaw — a state-of-the-art chocolate factory in DC interested in rainforest conservation! A chocolate tasting will follow after the tour.Find out more »
Join us for a new kind of trivia and comedy show-- where YOU write the questions and try to stump our panel of experts in their own field of expertise!Find out more »
DCSWA members are invited to sit down with Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Stephen G. Burns to hear his thought on the current status of nuclear energy. Read more information about Stephen G. Burns here. This special Q&A event will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 17 at the American Geophysical Union (2000 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009). More information to come. To prevent last minute cancellations, a $5 deposit is required for this event. The $5 will be…Find out more »
You will learn how to set up a Tumblr for success, how to make the most shareable content, monetization options, and more!
During the Hands-On-Workshop segment, you will learn how to create gifs that are ideal for Tumblr.
It's time for our favorite event of the year- the DCSWA Holiday Party! This year, we will have the band, "Affordable Rock'n Roll Act" featuring NIH Director Francis Collins and his NIH colleagues! We will also have a photo booth, hors d oeuvres, special DCSWA punch, and more! Registration will open in mid-November.
the party will be held at Brixton (901 U St NW, Washington, DC 20001).Find out more »
Get rid of the back-to-work-after-a-great-holiday blues with some happy hour cocktails, golden tater tots, and the best company you could ask for: us! Let’s gather for the first DCSWA happy hour of 2017 and drink together. There will be signs pointing you to the DCSWA group. Place: Satellite Room (2047 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001) When: Thursday, January 19th from 6pm to 8pmFind out more »