Mark your calendar: The NESW Summer Social


The New England Science Writers will return to Daedalus Restaurant and Pub in Cambridge for the annual summer social event on August 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Come by to meet up, catch up, and network with your colleagues. We’ve reserved the upstairs bar, and for $15 a head ($20 for non-members) we’ll supply an array of appetizers.

Daedalus is at 45 ½ Mt. Auburn Street near Harvard Square.

RSVP now!


Join us for an up-close look at coastal erosion and sea level rise on Plum Island


Plum Island Estuary (USGS/Flickr)

Sea level rise and erosion aren’t theoretical problems for Plum Island. Joins us on Saturday, July 23 from 11:oo am to 1:00 pm for a guided hike led by science writer and marine biologist Bill Sargent, and see for yourself some of the changes the barrier island is currently experiencing.

For those interested in spending the full day on the island, there are restaurants for lunch, miles of beaches, kayaking rentals, birding opportunities, and designated fishing areas.

Friends and family (including kids) are welcome.

Make sure to RSVP if you think you might attend, so we can send you information about where to meet and what to bring – and so we know to wait for you before setting out.