#SciWriLive: Working at home with kids Q&A with Tara Haelle and Melinda Wenner Moyer

Friday, May 1, 2020 12:00 am PDT

Freelancing during a pandemic is no easy feat. But what if you also have young kids at home demanding your attention, care and education?

Join science writers and parents Tara Haelle and Melinda Wenner Moyer on Friday, May 1 at 4pm ET for a virtual informal Q&A #SciWriLive session on the challenges of working at home with kids and the strategies they've been learning on the fly to stay productive. After they each share a bit about their experiences, Melinda and Tara will take questions from members.

Tara Haelle is a freelance science journalist and AHCJ Medical Studies Core Topic Leader. Her work appears in The New York Times, Forbes, NPR, Scientific American, Self, Medscape and elsewhere. She authored Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines and co-authored The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Resource for Your Child’s First Four Years with journalist Emily Willingham. Follow her @tarahaelle.

Melinda Wenner Moyer is a science journalist based in New York's Hudson Valley. She writes a parenting column for Slate, is a contributing editor at Scientific American and regularly contributes to The New York Times.She is the recipient of the 2019 Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine, and her work has received first place awards in the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ Annual Writing Awards and the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Reporting. Her 2019 piece "Vaccines Reimagined" will be featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020. She has a master's in Science, Health & Environmental Reporting from NYU and a background in molecular biology.

Special thanks to Tara and Melinda for volunteering their time to share their experiences.

Working and Parenting in the Pandemic: #SciWriLive Q&A with Tara Haelle and Melinda Wenner Moyer

Time: Friday, May 1 2020 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET

Bring your questions. We will use the chat function to solicit questions from attendees and will break into groups toward the end for small-group discussion.

#SciWriLive sessions are not recorded to ensure an open conversation atmosphere.

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