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Winners named for the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards
Date:11/9/2011

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The winning online video series introduced scientists and engineers in both their professional and personal lives. The subjects included a neurobiologist who meditates, a researcher on synesthesia who also has the condition, in which two or more body senses are merged, and a psycholinguist who likes to drive fast cars. Tina Hesman Saey of Science News said the series "humanizes scientists, and that's a good thing for the future of science." The team members for the winning entry said that their goal was "to open up the world of science to a broader audience by creating intimate, humanizing portraits of scientists today. We are grateful and proud to be recognized with this award."

CHILDREN'S SCIENCE NEWS

Jeanne Miller
ODYSSEY Magazine
"Skywalking for Science: Aloft in Redwood Space"
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April 2011

Miller took her young readers to the top of redwood trees to learn how scientists study the canopy of these magnificent giants and the organisms that live there. They also are learning how water moves through the trunks and branches of trees that grow to more than 300 feet. "The story is a complete package with interesting sidebars, including one explaining how salmon and redwood forests benefit each other," said Mary Knudson, a freelance science writer. "I first went camping on the northern California coast in the 1970s," Miller said. "I was awestruck by the redwoods, but I didn't know then what was going on in the tops of the old-growth trees. Nobody did. It was a decade later that researchers discovered that the canopies supported thriving aerial ecosystems, with their own trees and bushes and animal life." Researching the story, she said, "felt like exploring a hidden worldand one that young readers would be just as thrilled by as I w
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American Association for the Advancement of Science
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