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    • 07 Mar 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560
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    Museum collections once had a reputation for being old and dusty. Yet at places like the Smithsonian—the world’s largest museum complex and a major scientific research institution—scientists actively rely on these treasure troves to gain new insights into the unfolding story of the natural world on a rapidly changing planet. The National Museum of Natural History’s upcoming exhibit “Objects of Wonder,” which opens to the public on March 10, tells the stories of some of the remarkable objects in its collections, including Martha, the last surviving passenger pigeon (RIP Martha). DCSWA has been invited to join the museum for an exclusive sneak peak of this interdisciplinary exhibit followed by an opportunity to see the vast behind-the-scenes collections that drive the museum’s science, exhibitions and outreach. You’ll have access to the curators, collections managers and exhibitions staff who selected these wonders, and are the leading experts on their scientific and historic significance. 

    • Also, the Smithsonian is generously providing snacks and light refreshments!
    • When: March 7, from 6:30-9:00 pm
    • Where: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560). Enter the museum from the Constitution Ave. lobby on the North side of the building.
    • Cost: Free, but a $5 deposit will be required. If you attend the event, your deposit will be returned.


    • 08 Apr 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
    • AAAS (1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005)

    Professional Development Day, a full-day professional development event for science writers, has been DCSWA’s signature event since 2006. Every year, between 100 and 150 science reporters, PIOs, editors, radio and video producers and freelancers gather for a fun and exciting day of networking and skill-building! 

    This year, PDD will include six panel sessions, three more interactive workshops, a plenary speaker (to be announced soon!), lunch, all-day resume coaching, and an invitation to socialize with your colleagues at a nearby bar. 

    The panel sessions and interactive workshops are:

    • Writer's Aid: Get more assignments from editors
    • Media Law 101
    • The Impressionables: Science communication to engage children and teens
    • How to Use FOIA Laws and Public Databases to Find Stories
    • This is Your Brand on Social Media
    • The Art of Headline Writing (Hands-on workshop)
    • Self-editing (Hands-on workshop)
    • New Approaches to Video in Social Media (Hands-on workshop)

    For the full agenda with brief descriptions, please click here. (Descriptions are at the bottom of the page.)

DCSWA often sponsors events that don't require paid registration.

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