Jennifer Cutraro is a freelance science and education writer in the greater Boston area who specializes in writing for kids and teachers. She contributes regularly to Science News for Kids and writes a weekly lesson on science in the news for the New York Times Learning Network. Jennifer has developed educational materials for NOVA scienceNOW, the New England Aquarium, and Houghton Mifflin and has also written for media outlets including the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Scholastic Science World and National Geographic Kids. A native of Milwaukee, she enjoys exploring the New England coastline with her husband and looking for slimy things under logs with her two young daughters.
SciLance Spotting (verb): The act of publicly calling attention to a great story by one of your colleagues
One of my favorite SciLance traditions is SciLance Spotting — giving an email shout-out to a story by one of our members or a member of a fellow tribe. Because, […] ...Keep Reading »
While schmoozing at the New England Science Writers recent holiday party, a fellow writer asked me what I’m reading these days. My answer? Playful Parenting, How To Get Your Kid […] ...Keep Reading »
You know those science textbooks in school and college classrooms all over the country? And the signs and other educational materials at places like zoos, museums, and aquariums? People write […] ...Keep Reading »
About two months ago, I started a new job. A REAL job. I know, I know, freelancing is a REAL job, but I mean a job at an OFFICE that […] ...Keep Reading »
Before jumping headfirst into freelance writing several years ago, I was a public information officer, or PIO, at Purdue University, where I wrote about research in the College of Agriculture. […] ...Keep Reading »
When I tell people I write about science for kids, I usually hear an enthusiastic “Oh, that must be so much fun!” More on that later. The second thing I […] ...Keep Reading »