This October, the Bureau of Fearless Ideas is joining forces with the superteam of scientists and science communicators from Fred Hutch Cancer Center to host four Saturdays of (Free) writing workshops combining science, health, community, and creativity.
There will be two workshops per week: “Beyond the Lab: Science Writing Saturdays” series for students in grades 3-5, from 10am to noon, and “Your Voice on Health, Science, & Community” a how-to series for teens on writing Op-Eds from 2-4pm. Workshops will be at the Bureau of Fearless Ideas Greenwood location (8414 Greenwood Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98103) with a field trip to Fred Hutch along the way. See below for more information on each workshop, or head to www.fearlessideas.org/fall2022 to apply.
BEYOND THE LAB: SCIENCE WRITING SATURDAYS
DATES/TIMES: Saturdays: October 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th; 10am to Noon
LOCATION: @ Bureau of Fearless Ideas Greenwood (8414 Greenwood Ave. N.)
DESCRIPTION: Are you a young person who loves science, or who’s curious about how the world works? Do you also happen to be a storyteller? Do you like to have fun and also use your powers for good to make the world a better place? If you answered yes, or YES-YES-YES to the above questions, then join our super squad for four Science Writing Saturdays in October where we’ll work alongside scientists and science communicators from Fred Hutch Cancer Center to learn about the research that goes on in their labs (right here in Seattle!). We’ll go on creative storytelling adventures into the body (using models and imagination) each week to explore and write about things like DNA, mutations, the immune system, and more. No lab coats needed, just YOU, your courage, and your curiosity!
*Field trip to Fred Hutch, TBA.
YOUR VOICE ON SCIENCE, HEALTH, AND COMMUNITY:
How to Write an Op-Ed
with Fred Hutch Cancer Center & the Bureau of Fearless Ideas
DATES/TIMES: Saturdays: October 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th; 2pm to 4pm
LOCATION: @Bureau of Fearless Ideas Greenwood (8414 Greenwood Ave. N.)*
DESCRIPTION: Is Climate Change affecting health outcomes in your community? How is DNA used to exonerate the wrongly accused? How do we make COVID-19 research more equitable? In this 4-week workshop in collaboration with Fred Hutch Cancer Center, we’ll explore the science and health topics that motivate us to take action in our own lives and communities. Then we’ll work with science writing mentors to craft powerful OP-ED pieces to publish. Each student will leave with an original piece of writing to use as a writing sample for applications, and moreover, to write the world we want to see!
*potential field trip to Fred Hutch, TBA.