Skoglund Pond at St. Olaf*
When people ask me what I’m going to do with the environmental studies major, I say I’d like to get into science writing. My response usually elicits a look somewhere between confusion and disgust. That is, unless I’m answering a scientist. Scientists usually beam when they find a non-scientist who wants to share their work with others in an interesting and understandable fashion.
about a topic for this
assignment, I was sure I wanted to include science writing somehow. I considered analyzing other science
writers’ pieces or
compiling a history of science
writing about the Cannon River Region. Those probably
have been safer, gentler, and
tamer projects. Instead, I chose to toss
myself into the center of my research project and to write my own
articles about scientific and environmental issues in the Cannon River
you to wander around this
website, and most of all, I invite you to wonder. Because
wonder is what science and science writing are really all
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