Bag of Holding

Everyone needs some handy resources about science, writing, and science writing, am I right?

Science and the Public:

Recommended Reading on the Public Face of Science by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Resources for Teaching:

A good starting list of resources dealing with cultural consciousness in our classrooms was compiled by Stonybrook.

Open access teaching modules for conservation educators produced by the AMNH can be found here.

Resources (of varying depth/usefulness) for educators working on genetics/cell biology.

A free, online Essentials of Environmental Science textbook (2016).

Writing about Science:

The homepage of Neuwrite, the international scientists and writers collaboration group (check out if your city has a chapter!)

The Journal of Literature and Science is a peer-reviewed academic journal where you might find a home for your “academic essays on the subject of literature and science, broadly defined.”

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment has a members-only journal, ISLE, whih “publishes articles from literary scholars, environmental historians, specialists in the visual and performing arts, environmental philosophers, geographers, economists, ecologists, and scholars … [and] poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction pertinent to its thematic focus.” They also have a great ‘call for contributions’ page for you to find other opportunities, here. For their impressive list of literary journals, click here.

Science Writing (Professionally):

The National Association of Science Writers and their resources page (they even have an annual conference!)

The Society of Environmental Journalists and their library page which features blogs, books, and freelance resources (they also do events!)

Other Great Science Blogs:

Tenure, She Wrote is an excellent blog staffed by female academics in several disciplines; they discuss topics in academia, typically with a feminist bent (and by feminist I mean being critical of power differentials and inequality of all kinds, not just woman-centric!)

Other Great Writing Blogs:

DIY MFA is a writer’s haven (if you follow my blog, you probably know how I feel about it already) and they have an engaging, frequently updated blog right on their homepage!

Resources (just for fun!):

Have a scientist you need to buy a gift for? Why not some gorgeous science-inspired jewelry made to satisfy every discipline!