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Field Trip to the Wildflower Center: “Reading the Land”

Field Trip to the Wildflower Center: “Reading the Land”

Saturday, February 29th 12-1 pm

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

 

Join this exclusive trail tour with Wildflower Center Land Steward Michelle Bertelsen. Learn about how to read visual cues from the landscape to understand more about a place’s history and ecology. Space is limited—there are only 5 spots available for our group. If you are interested in joining us, RSVP to Angel Horne at ahorne [at] wildflower [dot] org

 

Have an idea for a future field trip? Drop us a line at atxsciwri [at] gmail [dot] org

Hot Science/Cool Talks + February Happy Hour

Hot Science/Cool Talks + February Happy Hour

Friday, February 28th at 7 pm

Burdine Hall (UT Campus) + Crown and Anchor Pub

What is involved in selecting the perfect landing place for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission? What is involved in getting there? What will we find? Dr. Tim Gouge, Assistant Professor of Geosciences at the University of Texas, shares what makes the Jezero Crater such a perfect location, with its amazing geological formations. Join us for:

NASA’s Next Mission to Mars: Searching for Life on the Red Planet
Friday 2/28, 7p.m. – 8:15 p.m. with hands-on activities starting at 5:30 p.m.
Burdine Hall (BUR)  located on the UT Campus. 2505 University Avenue

Wear your ATXSciWri T-shirt! We’ll walk over to the Crown and Anchor Pub after the talk for a drink and conversation.

Discounted parking is available for $4. For information, see the Hot Science/Cool Talks event page

ANNOUNCING…AUSTIN TEXAS SCIENCE WRITERS MERCH!

ANNOUNCING…AUSTIN TEXAS SCIENCE WRITERS MERCH!

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We are thrilled to announce that ATXSciWri T-shirts are now available for purchase through Bonfire.

Your T-shirt purchase will directly benefit fellow Central Texas science communicators. Our non-profit will use T-shirt sales to offer future programming, beginning with a podcasting workshop this spring.

We also hope that these T-shirts will inspire camaraderie and community. Wear your shirt to the next happy hour or tabling event!

And once your shirt arrives, don’t forget to take a photo and tag us @atxsciwri or #atxsciwri on social media. We’ll use these submissions to select the winner of a book giveaway…stay tuned for details.

https://www.bonfire.com/austin-texas-science-writers/

Introducing the ATXSciWri board of 2019–2020

Introducing the ATXSciWri board of 2019–2020

Julie Grisham President I have more than 20 years of experience as a science writer, both as a staff writer for magazines and nonprofit organizations and as a freelancer. I specialize in writing about highly complex scientific and medical concepts — including biology, genetics, cancer, science policy, biotechnology, and environmental issues — and translating these…

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ATXSciRead: Science & Nature Book Club

ATXSciRead: Science & Nature Book Club

ATXSciRead’s book pick for October is Bottle of Lies by Katherine Eban. ATXSciWri members will be able to meet her at the end of October for the Texas Book Festival! Join us on the third floor of BookPeople on Sunday, 10/6 at 4 pm to discuss! Get your copy at BookPeople for a 10% discount.

September Happy Hour

September Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 24
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Batch Craft Beer and Kolaches
3220 Manor Rd, Austin, Texas 78723
(512) 401-3025

Hey science writers and friends! Hope you can join us a happy hour or two of catching up over kolaches, beer, and a game of “Oblique Strategies.” This will also be a good time to discuss our ongoing programs and projects, plus touch base about upcoming board elections.

ATXSCIREAD: SCIENCE & NATURE BOOK CLUB

ATXSCIREAD: SCIENCE & NATURE BOOK CLUB

Austin Texas Science Writers (ATXSciWri) launched a science + nature writing book club in collaboration with BookPeople, ATXSciRead. For September, we’ll discuss BRAIDING SWEETGRASS by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. If you’re in Austin for Labor Day weekend, join us at BookPeople on Sunday, 9/1 at 4 pm to discuss! Get your copy at BookPeople for a 10% discount.

We’ll revisit the classics and explore cutting-edge titles, from neuroscience to natural history, astrophysics to animal behavior. ATXSciRead (usually) meets the first Sunday of every month at 4 pm. Upcoming meetings and titles (determined by book club members via ranked choice voting):

 

UPCOMING TITLES

September, 9/1: Robin Wall Kimmerer — Braiding Sweetgrass

Email atxsciwri [at] gmail dot com if you have any questions.

AUGUST HAPPY HOUR

AUGUST HAPPY HOUR

August’s casual happy hour for Austin Texas Science Writers is Tuesday, August 13th. We’ll do a short writing exercise, depending on interest, and play a board game to increase scicomm skills. Please join us in the backroom at Opa!

 

Tuesday, August 13
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Opa Coffee & Wine Bar
2050 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 326-8742

ATXSciRead: Science & Nature Book Club

ATXSciRead: Science & Nature Book Club

Save the date: Sunday, 8/4 at 4-5 pm on the third floor of BookPeople (use the back elevators).

Austin Texas Science Writers (ATXSciWri) launched a science + nature writing book club in collaboration with BookPeople, ATXSciRead. This month, we’ll discuss WHY YOU EAT WHAT YOU EAT: THE SCIENCE BEHIND OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD by Rachel Herz. Head to BookPeople for 10% off if you mention the club or order online here.

We’ll revisit the classics and explore cutting-edge titles, from neuroscience to natural history, astrophysics to animal behavior. ATXSciRead meets the first Sunday of every month at 4 pm. Upcoming meetings and titles (determined by book club members via ranked choice voting):

 

Email atxsciwri [at] gmail dot com if you have any questions.

YouTube Movie Night

YouTube Movie Night

For ATXSciWri Members

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We’ll watch some of favorite popular science videos from a list compiled by ATXSciWri members and talk about what makes great science communication media.

The address will be shared with current members on our member newsletter.