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Popular Writing About Science, Nature and Environment

Taught by author Bob Reiss, previous students have called this course a life changing experience.

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  • EAES 499: taught Monday’s 1:00 – 3:30pm
  • CMST 435: taught Tuesday’s 1:00 – 3:30pm

Students will learn how to research stories, interview sources and write for popular publications from the best-selling author, Bob Reiss. The author of 19 books, Reiss is a former Chicago Tribune reporter and former correspondent for Outside magazine. His work has been published in The Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian, Parade, Rolling Stone and other national publications, and has been featured in collections of the best of The Washington Post Magazine, and the best of Outside. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Morning Joe, CNN, Charlie Rose, Al Jazeera and Dan Rather Reports.

Reiss’ non-fiction books include The Eskimo and The Oil Man, about the opening Arctic and battle over offshore oil there; The Coming Storm, about climate change and extreme weather; and The Road To Extrema, about the state and fate of the Amazon rainforest. He has published 15 novels including The Washington Post best-seller, The Last Spy and the European bestseller, Black Monday.