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Exploring Science Writing: An Environmental Focus

Posted on behalf of Brooke Scelza <bscelza@engin.umich.edu>

January 18, 1999

Contact: Peggy Britt, (734) 763-1437


ANN ARBOR:  More than ever before, today's high school students must be
prepared for a complex world where science plays a role in every sphere.

Those who can understand and write science-based stories for the general
public will continue to be in demand by newspapers, magazines and media
organizations. Exploring Science Writing: An Environmental Focus gives
students and teachers an exciting place to start.

This 74-page reader, published jointly by Michigan Sea Grant and
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, introduces students to crucial issues facing
the Great Lakes and oceans. The spiral-bound reader was developed in
collaboration with more than 100 teachers. It features easy-to-teach
writing principles, teaching notes and teacher-developed activities to
enhance high school language arts, science and interdisciplinary

Award-winning science stories cover the invasion of exotic
species, loss of wetlands, fisheries, water quality and a host of other
Students will discover what causes the ugly "brown tide" in the Gulf of
Mexico. Or learn how a tiny weevil might help clear up lakes in the
Midwest. In each chapter, writers provide tips on how to write
interesting stories and avoid common pitfalls.

Exploring Science Writing was funded in part by an environmental
education grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Single copies of Exploring Science Writing cost $10 and may be
purchased from Michigan Sea Grant, 2200 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI
48109. Contact Michigan Sea Grant at (734) 764-1118 for information on
wholesale prices and educational discounts for quantity orders.

Michigan Sea Grant, a joint program of the University of Michigan
and Michigan State University, is one of 30 Sea Grant programs
nationwide that conduct research, education and outreach to promote
greater knowledge and stewardship of the Great Lakes and ocean
resources. Michigan Sea Grant is funded in part by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce).