Madeline Ostrander at Stories and Science for an Unruly Planet with Science on Tap Seattle at Bickerson's Brewery

An event in partnership with Science on Tap and Cascadia Climate Action

Venue: Bickerson's Brewery: 1514 Leary Wy NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Special event with Cascadia Climate Action at Bickerson's Brewery in Ballard:

Please sign up for event tickets (proceeds benefit Cascadia Climate Action). Register for tickets here.

Stories and Science for an Unruly Planet: Confronting Climate Change At Home

Join Cascadia Climate Action on June 7th for a conversation about science storytelling and grassroots climate action with award-winning author and journalist Madeline Ostrander and University of Washington Associate Teaching Professor P. Sean McDonald. Ostrander will talk with McDonald about her acclaimed book, At Home on an Unruly Planet: Finding Refuge on a Changed Earth; how and why she uses the tools of narrative journalism to write about science; and what we can learn from community-based stories about the solutions to climate change. At the end, we’ll have time for a lively round of questions and beverages. Third Place Books will make books available for purchase at the event.

Named of one Kirkus Review’s 100 best nonfiction books of 2022, At Home on an Unruly Planet tells the stories of four American communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis. A vivid and deeply reported work of “searching intelligence and uncommon empathy,” in the words of Pulitzer Prize–winner Elizabeth Kolbert, the book reflects on what it means to find resilience in an era of upheaval and transition. Madeline Ostrander is a Seattle-based science journalist whose work has appeared in The AtlanticThe NewYorker.comThe NationSierra Magazine, PBS’s NOVA NextSlateHigh Country NewsAudubon Magazine, and numerous other outlets. She is a 2023–24 Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT and the former senior editor of YES! Magazine.

Sean McDonald is an Associate Teaching Professor for the Program on the Environment at the University of Washington. His research focuses on marine ecology and natural resource issues. The work is centered on applying ecological principles to problems involving exploitation, cultivation, and conservation of aquatic species in a changing global landscape. In particular, he is interested in responses to major agents of ecosystem change, such as climate change and invasive species, in human and natural systems. Individuals affiliated with several local groups will also be on hand to answer questions about their work for climate action and how you can make a difference. Take time to chat with them and learn more about what taking action can involve and the great people who have been doing it.

Stop by the CCA table to learn more about the many ways available to advocate for action on climate change, including the popular Climate Science on Tap series, a calendar that aggregates upcoming climate events and action into a one-stop shop calendar, internships, and more. 

Bickerson's opens at 3:00pm.

Note: Although tickets will be available at the door, registering for a ticket helps the venue and grassroots groups involved in planning. Donations through our paid ticket options or at the event will sustain what CCA does to increase community engagement on climate change through organizing events. Learn more at the CCA website.