We’re back with another Capital Science Communicators meetup — this time joining up with new friends and colleagues!
Capital Science Communicators
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Science Café 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Social 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
de Vere’s Irish Pub
217 E Street, Davis, CA 95616
Both events in back room
Our meetup will be jointly held with the Davis Science Café — the long-running science outreach series sponsored by the UC Davis Chemistry Department. The café portion is 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Come by early if you can for the café portion — the speaker this month is CapSciComm colleague, science blogger, and marine scientist Andrew David Thaler, who will talk about his well-known #DrownYourTown social media project. This climate change outreach campaign uses Google Earth to visualize what people’s hometowns and familiar landmarks would look like under sea level rise scenarios. You can see some of the demos in action from Thaler’s recent lecture at Sac State at the @CapSciComm media page and follow Andrew Thaler on Twitter.
Our networking social follows from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and we have two new colleagues to introduce to our network. Come by to welcome and get to know two journalists joining media outlets in our region: Elizabeth Case and Andrew Creasey.
Elizabeth Case is now a staff reporter at The Davis Enterprise, where her beat will be the intersection of agriculture, environment, and business. Case formerly wrote for the Portland Oregonian, as part of the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship for science journalism, and produced radio pieces on science for The Daily Bruin at UCLA, where she majored in Physics. If she’s not writing or reporting, she’s probably in cleats playing ultimate frisbee or madly typing code, trying to learn some data journalism (“Anyone interested in working on some independent projects with me?” she asks.)
Andrew Creasey is the local government and natural resources reporter for the Appeal-Democrat in Marysville/Yuba City. A relative newcomer to the West Coast, Creasey hails from the Midwest, where he learned the finer points of appreciating flat, flat terrain. A former archaeologist, he has no claims to being a real scientist, but does like to have conservations with smart people, so it works out. A love of writing, words and picking people’s brains got him into journalism, but he also enjoys hiking and playing music (he plays the drums and is always looking for folks to jam on some funky jazz).
The Davis Science Café will be donating some appetizers, but the libations are on your own. So please drop in and introduce yourselves to these science communicators joining our region!
(Sacramento folks — you can’t use Fix50 as an excuse yet! Work on westbound Highway 50 is not scheduled until later in May.)