Metcalf Institute is accepting application for its 17th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, June 7-12, 2015, at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation's premier oceanographic research institutions.
Ten journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes travel support, room and board, and career-changing professional training, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment.
The workshop gives journalists opportunities to explore and understand the effects of human activities on coastal ecosystems, using the world’s best-studied estuary, Narragansett Bay, as a living laboratory. Metcalf fellows network with leading researchers, policy experts, and other journalists, gain a greater understanding of how scientists conduct research, build confidence in their abilities to discern scientific credibility of sources, and acquire the skills needed to comb through scientific data to discover stories on a range of science and environmental topics.
Apply here by February 6, 2015: www.metcalfinstitute.org/training/awj .