Have I Got a Story for You!

Niki Wilson

Are you a researcher who also wants to write about science for the public? We’ve invited science journalist Niki Wilson to cover ACTWS/CSTWS19 this year, and she’s offered to share her experience with a few lucky conference goers.

If you’ve got a story pitch that you think would play well in popular media, write it down and send it to us. No more than 300 words please! We’ll pick the top 4 entries and set up a 15 minute, one-on-one lunch meeting with Niki to discuss your idea. She’ll give you feedback, provide tips on shaping your pitch, and suggest some possible venues for your story.

True to her nature, Niki is a great listener and knows the “science writing business”.  I guarantee, you’ll leave that meeting informed, inspired and ready to make the world a richer place.

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Edmonton AB
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Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques

Embark on a journey of precision and insight with the Lethbridge College Wildlife Analytics Lab (WAL) at the ACTWS Conference in Jasper! Join our workshop, ‘Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques‘, to explore the secrets hidden within wildlife teeth. Explore both the field technique of ‘tooth eruption and wear’ and the laboratory marvel of ‘cementum analysis’ – both dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of ungulate ages. Delve into the heart of these techniques, comparing their accuracy and precision, with a revelation of the superior accuracy of cementum analysis. Learn the art of tooth extraction and witness the seamless process of submitting your own wildlife teeth to the WAL for aging through cementum analysis. Elevate your understanding of deer populations and contribute to the advancement of wildlife knowledge and bolster your resume with applied experience. Participants will gain hands-on familiarity with the field technique of jaw aging, and the lab process of tooth extraction, inspection, preparation, and cementum analysis. Join us in Jasper for a transformative experience at the intersection of field expertise and cutting-edge laboratory analysis!

Facilitated by the Wildlife Analytics Lab, Lethbridge College

Cost: $15

Professional refers to someone who works with wildlife and/or their habitats in a professional setting.

In this context, it is not in reference to a legal professional designation.