Monthly Archives: August 2016

Women in Science’s Portland chapter has networking mixers and more coming up

Ladies who science, start your networking engines! Women In Science’s Portland chapter has a full plate of career workshops, networking happy hours, mixers, meetings and conferences coming up. First up, WIS is looking for women and allies interested in becoming … Continue reading

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Portland’s zoo releases hundreds of native butterflies as part of conservation effort

The Oregon Zoo in Portland, as part of its conservation research and intervention efforts, released native butterflies atop Mount Hebo on the Oregon Coast in early August. The native insects were Oregon silverspot butterflies, which the zoo reared and released … Continue reading

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Exercise your science and critical-thinking skills at Portland, other area skeptics meetups

Oregonians for Science and Reason, which promotes science and critical thinking through events statewide, has sent a notice about monthly meetups held in various cities in the Willamette Valley, and Portland is among them. The meetups focus on skepticism, in … Continue reading

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Oregon Zoo busy with science-related conservation, education efforts

The folks at the Oregon Zoo in Portland sure have been busy lately. In fact, they’ve been filling up SIP staff inboxes with news releases on a variety of their happenings, many of which are entertainment-based. However, a few have … Continue reading

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OMSI workshop offers opportunity to hone science communication skills

Ever had to explain RNAi to public audiences? What about gravitational waves? How about clarifying what a “theory” means to a scientist (go to the last graph here)? Yep, been there, done that, but translating complex scientific information to lay … Continue reading

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