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Nov 18, 2021
From fires to floods and vaccines to food security, many issues that scientists and science communicators work on are highly emotional, often contentious and sometimes traumatizing, with high stakes for practitioners -- who are often in precarious positions -- and communities alike. Relating,...Read more >
Nov 17, 2021
The Switzer Network Race and Equity Discussion Group hosted a viewing and discussion of COOKED: Survival By Zip Code , a short documentary film that takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat disaster deep into a rapidly growing industry of disaster preparedness. The event included remarks...Read more >
Nov 17, 2021
As world leaders gather at COP26, we need acknowledge the historical root causes of the climate crisis.Read more >
Sep 30, 2021
Avalon C.S. Owens led a discussion of how light pollution impacts people and the planet, reviewed current recommendations of easy, energy-saving ways to protect the night and shared about her Ph.D. research into effects of light pollution on fireflies. Find a recap of the event and resources here.Read more >
Aug 17, 2021
The Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation is currently developing a Code of Conduct, which establishes norms and expectations for participation in virtual and in-person communication and events sponsored by the foundation. We invite all members of the Switzer Network to review and provide feedback on the draft Code of Conduct.Read more >
Jul 22, 2021
Seeing animals and birds is one of the main draws of spending time in nature. But as researchers who study conservation, wildlife and human impacts on wild places, we believe it’s important to know that you can have major effects on wildlife just by being nearby.Read more >
Jul 21, 2021
The Switzer Foundation updated our fellowship review process this past year. The goals were to bring a diversity of perspectives into the selection process, involve the Switzer Network in decision making, and provide alumni with a new opportunity to engage and give back to the foundation.Read more >
Jul 14, 2021
Teniope Adewumi-Gunn combines her scientific expertise with her mission to help keep workers—from hairstylists to day laborers—safe and healthy.Read more >
Jul 13, 2021
Editor's note: This is an excerpt from an original article in the Grist Fix Solutions Lab by Sarah Hsu and Gaurab Basu. Read the full article here . Sarah Hsu is a fourth-year medical student at Brown University and a graduate student in primary care population medicine. She is a founding leader...Read more >
May 11, 2021
Children’s books can offer readers an imaginative bridge to the natural world in all its wonder, charm, and vitality. Sara St. Antoine's new website is a place to talk about the best of them.Read more >

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