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From Rhode Island to Santa Fe: Environmental and science seminars you might find interesting

From Rhode Island to Santa Fe: Environmental and science seminars you might find interesting

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Deadlines to apply for workshops at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting are approaching.

The Twelfth Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, held from June 6-11 at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, will cover energy sources and the marine environment, as well as fellows' expenses with "limited travel support." From the Institute's description: "The program teams journalists with scientists and regulatory experts to work in the field and lab and consider research and policy on marine and coastal environmental issues." Get more information and apply by January 18.

A two-day seminar, "Waiter, There's a Phthalate in My Soup," will be held March 31 to April 1 for journalists with at least five years of experience. Learn about the public's exposure to toxic chemicals. The Metcalf Institute pays for tuition and lodging. Get more information and apply by February 8.

The Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop is in its 15th year and is accepting applications for its five-day program in May. Accepted applicants pay their own way to get personalized instruction from top science writers. This year's lineup includes Daniel Engber, science writer and editor for Slate, Jamie Shreeve, a senior editor for National Geographic Magazine and the author of The Genome War and The Neanderthal Enigma, and Cornelia Dean, senior writer and former science editor for The New York Times. The program costs $690 for tuition plus the cost of lodging. According to the FAQ, spots are usually filled by mid-April.

Have you attended any of these programs? Let us know how it went in comments.

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