Capital Science Communicators Networking Social on August 15 in Sacramento

CapSciComm friends — it’s time to grab a drink and meet up:

Capital Science Communicators
Networking Social
Thursday, August 15, 2013
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bistro Michel
1501 14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Appetizers served
No-host bar

Free for students and interns
$10.00 for professionals
(Proceeds go towards this and future CapSciComm activities)

CLICK HERE to RSVP

CLICK HERE for CARPOOL SIGNUP

Announcing our August happy hour social! Come out to catch up with old friends, put faces to names, and meet fellow science communicators from Sacramento, Davis and beyond.

Who’s coming to the @CapSciComm social on the 15th? Here’s the list so far:Continue reading “Capital Science Communicators Networking Social on August 15 in Sacramento”

July 18 Happy Hour: “A Science Communicator Walks Into a Bar…”

A science communicator walks into a bar… and promptly explains the physical forces involved in the collision, the tree species used in the bar counter, and the physiological process behind bruises… in easy-to-understand layman’s terms, of course.

All kidding aside, the July 18th networking social of Capital Science Communicators (CapSciComm) saw 22 members from Davis, Woodland, Sacramento and Fairfield all walk into a bar — to share ideas and stories over beverages and smiles.

Hosted at de Vere’s Irish Pub in Davis, the meetup drew students and professionals from LiveScience.com, California Senate Office of Research, UC Davis, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey, as well as freelancers.

The diversity of talents and expertise in the Capital Region science communicators community was clearly apparent at this second-ever CapSciComm happy hour.

Professions represented this evening includeContinue reading “July 18 Happy Hour: “A Science Communicator Walks Into a Bar…””

Meet a Capital Science Communicator: Sarah Swenty

Capital Science Communicator Sarah Swenty with husband Aaron enjoying the California coast. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Swenty)
Capital Science Communicator Sarah Swenty with husband Aaron enjoying the California coast. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Swenty)

[Editor’s Note: Sarah relocated to the Minneapolis-St. Paul region in 2016. We’ll miss you, Sarah!]

Sarah Swenty is a Deputy Assistant Field Supervisor of External Affairs for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). Swenty can be reached at sarah_swenty@fws.gov and 530-665-3310.

Learn more about the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office at http://www.fws.gov/sacramento.

I’m a Capital Science Communicator because…
Working for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Sacramento Field Office, I communicate science everyday with Members of Congress, the media and the public by sharing information on endangered species issues, environmental contaminants, habitat restoration and much more.

I got started with communicating science when…
I started working in conservation communication after teaching English with the JET Program in Japan for two years. A friend of mine was working for a hunter-supported conservation organization in the area and told me of an opportunity. After interviewing for another position, the president of the organization offered me a PR position that they hadn’t advertised for.

Why is science communication important?
I’m passionate about connecting people with nature and helping them to understand that connection through the food they eat. More than three years ago I helped create the magazine Cooking Wild to do just that. Continue reading “Meet a Capital Science Communicator: Sarah Swenty”

Capital Science Communicators Networking Social on July 18 in Davis

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CapSciComm friends — it’s time for another meetup, this time rotating to Davis!

Capital Science Communicators
Networking Social
Thursday, July 18, 2013
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
de Vere’s Irish Pub
217 E Street, Davis, CA 95616
No-host bar/food
Suggested donation at door

We had a wonderful night out in Sacramento in June at our first-ever meetup — everyone met a new colleague and learned something new! So let’s repeat the fun in good ol’ Davisville.

As always, our events are open to professionals and students from all aspects of science communication — including journalism, public affairs, research, education, photography, illustration, design, IT and library science .

We hope to sustain these professional networking socials as regular events. Help us grow our new community, and see you on July 18th!

Click here to RSVP to help us plan the event.

Questions about the event or the mailing list? Email us at capscicomm at gmail dot com.

Want to carpool with people driving over from Sacramento? Use this Google Spreadsheet to volunteer a seat or take up a seat.

Who’s coming to the @CapSciComm social on the 18th? Here’s a peek:

Continue reading “Capital Science Communicators Networking Social on July 18 in Davis”

June 20 Happy Hour: Communicators Assemble!

Journalists, PIOs and researchers gathered on June 20, 2013, for the first-ever networking social of Capital Science Communicators (CapSciComm).

Hosted at Bistro Michel in Sacramento, Calif., the inaugural gathering included representatives from the California State Senate Office of Research, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Public Library, UC Davis, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Survey.

Conversation topics were as diverse as the professions in attendance: information technology, conservation biology, library science, international agriculture, video production and more.

CapSciComm members came away with new contacts and colleagues, and left enthusiastic suggestions on how to grow the group further.

The conversation continues in a few weeks — details will be announced soon for the July 18th CapSciComm networking event in Davis!

— CapSciComm Admin

Capital Science Communicators Networking Social on June 20

CapSciComm friends — it’s time to grab a drink and meet up:

Capital Science Communicators
Networking Social
Thursday, June 20, 2013
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bistro Michel
1501 14th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Appetizers served
No-host bar
Suggested $5 donation at door

Announcing our first-ever happy hour social! Come out to catch up with old friends, put faces to names, and meet fellow science communicators from Sacramento, Davis and beyond.

The event is open to professionals and students from all aspects of science communication — including journalism, public affairs, research, K-12 education, arts and design, and library science .

We hope to kick this off as the first of many future monthly events. See you on the 20th!

Click here to RSVP, so we can better plan the event.

Questions about the event or the mailing list? Email us at capscicomm at gmail dot com.

Who’s coming to the #CapSciComm social on the 20th? Here’s a peek:

Continue reading “Capital Science Communicators Networking Social on June 20”

The Launch

Thanks for stopping by — we’ve just kicked off our new association and we’re now getting our online presence off the ground.

Learn more about our mission on the Who We Are page.

Follow us on Twitter, and use the hashtag #CapSciComm in your tweets to share your science news, events and messages and to connect with science communicators in Sacramento, Davis and beyond.

So stay tuned to this website as we continue to grow CapSciComm — and please help us spread the word!

Continue reading “The Launch”