Writing effectively about environmental science for a general audience requires:
- an ability to understand complex scientific concepts; and
- the skills to turn these ideas into stories that will engage a reader.
The course unites science students and journalism students so, together, they learn to turn science into stories. First, they learn more about the art of science writing through readings and exercises and lectures. Then they refine their stories by guiding each other in workshop groups and in one-on-one editing sessions with instructor Melanie Lenart, a practicing scientist and former newspaper reporter who continues to write for publications including The New Southwest and High Country News.
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