<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Wendee Nicole - Freelance Science Writer</TITLE> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /> <link href="/styles/dhmarc.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" /> <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-41542082-1', 'bohemianadventures.blogspot.com'); ga('send', 'pageview'); </script> </HEAD> <BODY vLink="#336633" link="#663300" bgcolor="#000000"> <center> <table width="950" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3"> <tbody> <tr> <td width=200 bgcolor="#669999" valign=top border=1 bordercolor="#000000"> <center> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=200> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <font face="dauphin, papyrus" size=5 color="#000000">About Wendee Nicole</font> <p> <font color="#000000" face="papyrus, dauphin" size=3>~**~**~**~**~<br> <A href="kudos.htm">Kudos!</A><p> <A href="clips.htm">Published Articles</A> <P><A href="photo.htm">Photography</A> <P> <A href="bio.htm">Bio</A><P> <A href="resume.htm">Resume</A> <P><A href="http://bohemianadventures.blogspot.com/">Bohemian Adventures<br> Blog</A><P> ~**~**~**~**~ <center> <font size=-1> Award-winning Writer<br> Specializing in Science, Environmental Health, Conservation, Sustainability, Green Issues, Wildlife, Animals, and Eco-Travel </center> </font> <P> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180><br> <br> <IMG src="mekids.jpg" width=200 border=2> <p> <font face="arial narrow" size=-1> A man of sincerity is less interested in defending the truth than in stating it clearly, for he thinks that if the truth can be clearly seen it can very well take care of itself. <P>--Thomas Merton, <I>No Man is an Island.</I> </FONT> <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-41442091-1', 'wendeenicole.com'); ga('send', 'pageview'); </script> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180> <BR clear=all><FONT size=3 face="arial narrow">Email: <A href="mailto:wendeenicole@gmail.com">wendeenicole _AT_ gmail.com</A> <BR><font size=-1>Photos, Artwork, Design and Text Copyright (c) Wendee Nicole (Holtcamp)<BR></font></FONT> </center> </TD> <TD width=550 valign=top align=left bordercolor="#ffffff"> <center> <P><br> <img src="wendeenicole.gif" border=0> <P><FONT face="verdana" size=-1><i>Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it, and above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. </i><br> Joseph Pulitzer </font><P> <hr> <font face="arial narrow"> | <a href="#ecourse">Online Writing Course</a> | <a href="#sci">Science &amp; Faith</a> |<br> <hr> </center> <blockquote> <FONT size=4><b>Writing Bootcamp</font></b><P> <ul> <li><b> JUST ANNOUNCED!</b> Online Magazine Writing Course</b> starts Jun 30, 2018 (sign up 1 week prior, but if you miss the deadline email me). Classes run for 6 weeks and include feedback on 5 assignments, plus many helpful resources. Cost: $207 Paypal or $200 check (email me for the address)! Sign up as soon as interested to grab a spot <a href="nature.htm">More info here.</a> </ul> <P> <FONT size=4><b>Nonprofit Management</font></b><P> <ul> <li><b><a href="http://www.redemptionsongfoundation.org">I founded Redemption Song Foundation</a></b></a> (RSF) in 2014, <img src=RSFlogo-final.jpg Align=right width=175> a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization working in Uganda with displaced indigenous Batwa tribe members. For more information, visit our website or our <a href=http://www.facebook.com/redemptionsongfoundation><b>RSF Facebook page</b></a>. <P> <li>Check out this article that PBS NewsHour wrote about RSF s efforts in Uganda to help the Batwa: <a href=http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/handmade-baskets-help-ugandan-villagers-displaced-from-home/>Handmade baskets help Ugandan villagers displaced from home</a>. <P> <li>I founded and ran San Jacinto Conservation Coalition from 1998-2006. We got the San Jacinto River nominated as an American Rivers <a href= MER-2006.pdf >Most Endangered River</a> in 2006 due to sand mining, an issue that has received attention after Hurricane Harvey s flooding. I warned back in the early 2000s that increased sedimentation from sand mining in the river and in Lake Houston could exacerbate flooding. See my articles, <b><a href="MuddyWaters.pdf">Muddy Waters</a></b> &amp; <b><a href="SustainableSolutions.pdf">Sustainable Solutions</a></b>. </ul> <FONT size=4><b>KUDOS!</font></b> <ul> <li>Received the <b><a href="http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1116-sri01-winner-announced.html">Mongabay Prize for Environmental Reporting</a></b>, a 6-month Special Reporting Initiative grant to report on how tropical forest conservation and human livelihoods can coexist. <p> <li>I received the 2013 <b><a href="http://www.asja.org/for-writers/annual-writing-awards/2013winners.php">American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Award</a></b> -- Best Science/Tech/Biz Mag article. <img src="asjacrop.jpg" align=right width=200>The judges wrote, "Wendee's <a href="https://psmag.com/was-lou-gehrig-s-als-caused-by-tap-water-f8a00c25c8c7#.tk77yl62h">Did Tap Water Kill Lou Gehrig</a> is science writing as it should be: sharp, clear prose that builds into a great story about an intriguing, sophisticated topic. Wendee's story stood out in a large and unusually strong field this year."<p> <li><a href="http://www.climatecentral.org/blogs/changing-planet-changing-health/"><b>Changing Planet, Planet Health Q&A</a></b> with co-author Paul Epstein, Harvard professor at Climate Central. Praised by the book's co-author Dan Ferber as "the most probing, incisive, interview that either of us have done so far."<P> <li>"I just read <i><a href="http://www.tpwmagazine.com/archive/2006/dec/ed_3/"> <b>Many Bayous, One River</b></a></i> [Dec 2006 <i>TX Parks & Wildlife Magazine</i>]. Thank gosh we have writers like Wendee who have the history, the passion and the reporting and writing chops to take on a story like this. Kudos to her!!" <font size=-1><b>-Tom Harvey, Texas Parks &amp; Wildlife Dept </b> </font> <P> <li>I authored the <b>AOL Travel Guide to Houston</b>-An online guide with the best attractions, hotels, restaurants, and more, as well as a history and overview of the Bayou City! (no byline). <i>"I'm almost finished with the first sweep through your guide and it is awesome! Great style and by far the cleanest copy I've received yet." - Editor Craig Guillot</i><P> <li> I received 1st Place 2006 <a href="http://www.regionalmagazines.org/awards.htm"> IRMA</a> Award (International Regional Magazine Association) for Best Nature Feature, <b><a href="http://www.tpwmagazine.com/archive/2005/apr/ed_6/"> Save the Monkeyface</a></b>, published in Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, April 2005. </ul> <FONT size=4><b>My Latest Writing Clips </font></b><P> <blockquote> <li> <b><a href=https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/ehp3131/>Wristbands for Research</a></b>: Using Wearable Sensors to Collect Exposure Data after Hurricane Harvey. Environmental Health Perspectives, Apr 2018.<p> <li> <b><a href=https://ensia.com/notable/climate-impacts-africa/>What we know - and don t - about climate change in Africa.</a></b> Ensia Magazine, Notables Blog. Feb 8, 2017. <p> <li><a href=https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/123-a210/><b>Pollinator Power</b></a>: Nutrition Security Benefits of an Ecosystem Service. Environmental Health Perspectives. Aug 2015. <P> <li><b><a href="http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/123-a6/">The WASH Approach</a></b>: Fighting Waterborne Disease in Emergency Situations. To report this story, Wendee Nicole visited two refugee settlements in Northern Uganda, Arua District's Rhino Camp and the settlements of Adjumani District. Environmental Health Perspectives Jan 2015 plus many of my images! <a href=http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/123/1/ehp.123-A6.alt.pdf>PDF version here</a><P> <li>Articles produced under the <b><a href="http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1116-sri01-winner-announced.html">Mongabay Prize for Environmental Reporting/Special Reporting Initiative</a></b>: <ul> <li><b><a href="http://www.takepart.com/feature/2014/11/25/conservation-refugees-of-uganda-batwa-mountain-gorillas">Is the Human Cost of Saving Gorillas Too High?</a></b> Take Part, Nov 2014. Photo gallery: <a href="http://www.takepart.com/photos/uganda-gorillas">Up Close & Personal with Endangered Gorillas</a>. <li><b><a href=http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-a122/>Seeing the Forest for the Trees</a></b>: How "One Health" Connects Humans, Animals, and Ecosystems. Environmental Health <img src="ehpmay.jpg" width=200 align=right>Perspectives May 2014 cover story (my photos too!) <a href=http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/122/5/ehp.122-A122.pdf>PDF here</a> <Li><b><a href="http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0529-sri-nicole-ostrom-principles.html">Tipping the scale</a></b>: How the late Economics Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom could save the world's forests. Mongabay, May 29, 2014. <li><b><a href="http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0626-sri-nicole-ecotopia-emerging-agrawal-profile.html">Ecotopia emerging</a></b>: Sustainable forests and healthy livelihoods go hand in hand. Mongabay, Jun 26, 2014. <li><b><a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-jane-goodalls-legacy-is-alleviating-poverty/">How Jane Goodall s legacy is alleviating poverty</a></b>. CBS Smart Planet. Apr 7 2014. <li> I interviewed the amazing <b>Jane Goodall</b> for Animal Planet for her 80th birthday, and wrote 10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Love Jane Goodall! (no longer online) Apr 3, 2014. </ul><P> <li> <b><a href="http://discovermagazine.com/2014/march/17-pig-poop-powers-north-carolina-farm#.Uy4KwdxSbJO">Pig Poop Power</a></b>: Scaling up waste-to-energy technology could <img src="Discover.jpg" align=right>transform the hog farming industry. Discover Magazine, Mar 2014. (the full article will not be online until May).</li><p> <li><b><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3279464/">Obesogens</a></b>: An Environmental Link to Obesity. (<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3279464/pdf/ehp.120-a62.pdf">PDF here</a>). Feb 2012. Environmental Health Perspectives. (Also related news story on <a href="http://www.wendeenicole.com/PFOA-EHP.pdf">PFOA/ C8 Lawsuit Findings</a>) <P> <li><b><a href="http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101103/full/468026a.html">The Tiniest Catch</a></b> Marine scientists are prowling the Bering Sea to learn how climate affects minute sea creatures and the lucrative fishery that depends on them. <i>Nature</i>. Nov 4, 2010. I also <a href="http://blogs.nature.com/news/2010/07/the_bering_sea_project_thought.html">wrote 9 posts</a> for Nature's Great Beyond blog when I was on the ship (that goes to the final one, with previous posts linked at the bottom).<br> <img src="Tiny_catch.jpg"><p> </blockquote> <P> <P> <FONT size=4><b>My Favorites! </font></b> <ul> <li><b><a href="https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/121/6/ehp.121-a182.pdf">CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) and Environmental Justice:</b> The Case of North Carolina</a>. Hog farms are disproportionately placed in low-income, minority neighborhoods. Environmental Health Perspectives, June 2013. <P> <li><b><a href="http://ensia.com/features/think-for-yourself/">Think for Yourself</a></b>: Critical thinking skills are more important than ever in today's information environment. Ensia.com. Spring 2013 online only. <P> <li><b><a href="http://www.psmag.com/nature-and-technology/save-the-birds-with-doppler-radar-29866"> Save the Birds - With Doppler Radar</a></b>. The first article I wrote for the award-winning Pacific Standard (then Miller-McCune) magazine, Apr/May 2011. Picked up in a blog post on the Knight Science Journalism Tracker: "Evocative, focused, surprising, and narratively pure" - Charlie Petit, KSJ blogger. <P> <img src="firefox.jpg" align=right> <li> <b><a href="http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Animals/Archives/2009/Fighting-for-the-Firefox.aspx">Fighting for the Firefox</a></b>. Nepal's red panda is getting help from a small group of local forest guardians, but the highly endangered mammal still faces a troubled future as its habitat is lost to deforestation. National Wildlife Magazine. Feb/Mar 2009.<P> <li><b><a href="TheDailyClimate-EatingLessMeat.pdf"> Can Eating Less Meat Curb Climate Change?</a></b> An essay in The Daily Climate online. Published Jan 19, 2011. <P> <li><b><img src="wt2.jpg" width=100 align=left>DIVING WITH SHARKS!</b> In April 2008, Discovery Channel sent me to Australia's Coral Sea with biologists and the Expedition Shark documentary crew. The first post, <a href="http://www.wendeenicole.com/fear-expshark.pdf">Fear</a>, about our relationship with and to sharks, is one of my faves. The <a href="http://www.wendeenicole.com/expedition_shark.pdf">rest are here</a>.<P> <li> <b><a href="https://www.alternet.org/story/54215/my_30_days_of_consumer_celibacy">My 30 days of Consumer Celibacy</a></b>. Living Green dept. OnEarth Magazine, Summer 2007. I love this article, and check out the hilarious artwork on the <a href= OnEarth-consumer-celibacy.pdf >PDF version</a>! <P> <li><b><a href="http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Animals/Archives/2007/Will-Urban-Sprawl-KO-the-Koala.aspx"> Will Urban Sprawl K.O. the Koala?</a></b> A wildlife hospital founded by the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin is helping Australia's teddy-bearish marsupial weather the threat of fragmented forest habitat. June/July 2007, <i>National Wildlife Magazine</i>. <img src="Koalas_JJ07_1.jpg" width=450><br clear=all><P> <li> <b><a href=EMag-back-to-nature.pdf>Back to Nature:</a></b> What is it about simplicity and solitude that inspires writers? My New Mexico Adventures Featured in <i>E the Environmental Magazine</i><P> </ul> <P> <hr><p> <center> <a name="ecourse"> <b><FONT size=4>Magazine Writing Class</font></b> </a></center> <P> Learn to write for magazines and get paid for it. Originally designed for students interested in writing 'green' - anything environment, science, outdoor travel, natural history - it can and has been modified by students interested in writing about health, parenting, spirituality/religion and other topics. <P></center> <b>Want to Be a Writer?</b> <a href="http://www.wildsidenews.com/101807.htm">Listen to me on the WildSide News Talk Radio</a>. <blockquote> <b>Do What You Love!</b> I've been at this for more than 15 years, and I love nothing more than going on adventures <img src="teams.jpg" align=right width=250>with scientists around the world and writing about it for magazines. Whether you're an aspiring or professional writer, the course materials will meet you where you are at. If you're a professional writer and would like to write for more nature, conservation, travel and outdoor markets, this course is for you. If you enjoy nature, wildlife, and conservation; or if you like writing or journaling and are considering a career in writing, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn how easy it is to publish with the right guidance and careful instruction.<P> <li>Sign up now!<P></ul> <P> <font size=+1><b>Get More Information</b> at the <a href="http://www.wendeenicole.com/nature.htm">Magazine Writing Bootcamp Page</a> <P> </b></font><P> </blockquote> <hr> <a name="sci"><b><FONT size=4> THINK! Science &amp; Faith Issues</font></b></a> <P> <img src="fishwar.jpg" width=250> <UL> <li> <a href="http://www.wildsidenews.com">Wild Side News: Nature Talk Radio</a> -- I'm featured on the show discussing how evolution and Christianity can be reconciled, and why intelligent design fails. The show aired <a href="http://www.wildsidenews.com/121505.htm">Thursday 12/15/05</a> and is available as radio-on-demand.<P> <LI><A href="fishwars.htm">Fish Wars: The Battle of 2 Worldviews. Or is it?</A> An article about evolution as a scientist who is also a Christian. <P> <li>Read my Essay from National Center for Science Education (NCSE) Newsletter on <a href="science.htm">The Way Science Works</a>. <P> </ul><P> <hr> <b><FONT size=4>Travels!</font></b> <ul> <li>My <a href="http://www.wendeenicole.com/Galapagos/ecuador.html"> Galapagos Islands</a> Photo Gallery Online!<br> <li> <a href="http://bohemianadventures.blogspot.com/2007_11_01_archive.html">Nepal! In Search of the red panda.</a> <li><a href="http://bohemianadventures.blogspot.com/2006_11_01_bohemianadventures_archive.html"> West Texas - Guadalupe Mts Nat Park, Davis Mts</a> <br> <li><i><a href="http://bohemianadventures.blogspot.com/2006_08_01_bohemianadventures_archive.html"> Australia and Tasmania</a> with the kids!</i> Photos on my Bohemian Adventures Blog - Aug 2006.</a><br> <li><a href="http://www.wendeenicole.com/NOLA"> New Orleans mission trip</a> Photo Gallery<br> <li><a href="peru.htm">Peruvian Amazon</a> - Reporting on a Yine Indian community-based tourism project<br> <li><a href="http://bohemianadventures.blogspot.com/2006_06_01_bohemianadventures_archive.html">Padre Island National Seashore</a> - Kemp's Ridley sea turtle nesting (July 19 and 12, 2006) <br> <li><a href="http://www.wendeenicole.com/nm.htm"> Log cabin near Abiquiu, New Mexico</a> <br> <li> <a href="http://bohemianadventures.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_bohemianadventures_archive.html"> Florida and the Everglades</a> - I participated in the Scripps-Howard Institute on the Environment (May 24, 2006 entry) <br> <li><a href="http://bohemianadventures.blogspot.com/2006_03_01_bohemianadventures_archive.html"> Relocating Louisiana black bears</a> in LA cypress swamps (Mar 18, 2006)<br> <LI>Check out the <A href="bahamas.htm">Bahama Mama</A> Christmas Getaway Photos! <P> </ul> <hr><p> </FONT> <CENTER><IMG src="splashtxt.jpg" width=400 border=0 alt= joyful boy splashing in water ><p> <font face=papyrus size=3>~**~**~**~**~<P> PO Box 876, Frisco TX 75034</font> </CENTER></TD> <TD bgcolor="#669999" bordercolor="#000000" vAlign=top width=200> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=200> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=200> <IMG src="100wide.gif" width=180><br> <center> <font face="dauphin, papyrus" size=5 color="#000000"> <A href="logos.htm">LOGOS<br> Communications</a><p> <font face="papyrus, dauphin" size=3>~**~**~**~**~</center><P> <ul> <li>Nature Writing <nobr>e-Course</nobr><P> <li>Video production<p> <li>Nonprofit writing<P></ul> <center>~**~**~**~**~<p> </font> </center><br> <font size=-1><center> Available for annual reports, newsletters, research, video production, multimedia, and any other writing projects. 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