The Pepper: Sacramento region #scicomm news for week of October 25, 2015

CapSciComm newsletter

The Pepper
October 25, 2015

Welcome to The Pepper! Help keep everyone updated on science communications news and events in and around the Capital Region by sending your updates to capscicomm@gmail.comWhether you’re on our member list as a professional or an enthusiast, let us know if you find The Pepper to be a helpful resource, and your ideas on how to improve it. Thanks!


The Davis Enterprise has a staffing change: reporter Felicia Alvarez is rotating to the city beat, and Tessa Terrill will be taking over the ag, environment, and business desk

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is seeking a Policy Analyst for the Auburn office

The Butler-Koshland Fellowship is offering a Public Service Journalism Fellowship with the Center for Investigative Journalism in Emeryville

The 5th Annual Bay Area Science Festival is in full swing. Check out their website for all the events from now through November 7th

The scicomm nonprofit COMPASS is hosting a policy briefing on ocean change. RSVP for their November 4th lunch event at the California State Library

UC Davis will be hosting water issues blogger Chris Austin on November 3rd. The author of Maven’s Notebook will host one-hour workshops on water science and policy communications that morning in Davis; RSVP to sign up for one of three sessions…

Two mobile apps were discussed at the most recent Regional PIO meeting organized by colleague Lori Kobza. The Sacramento Area Council of Governmens (SACOG) discussed their CycleSac app for tracking and rating bike path quality, while the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District discussed their Sac Region Air Quality app for #SpareTheAir and #CheckBeforeYouBurn alerts

ICYMI: the NASW “Ideas Grant” applications are due November 4th. Check out the range of acceptable proposals for enhancing science communications training for professionals

Finally, there will be a touch of communication and a touch of science at this year’s California Hall of Fame inductions. Among the Class of 2015 are Sac State alumnus and NBC journalist Lester Holt, and former astronaut and current director of the NASA Johnson Space Center Dr. Ellen Ochoa. Holt and Ochoa will receive their honors at the California Museum on October 28th alongside fellow inductees actor Robert Downey, Jr., artist David Hockney, and Olympic athlete Kristi Yamaguchi. Congratulations!

Keep Science Spicy!



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