Photo by Chris Linder

Helen Fields is a freelance science journalist in Washington, D.C. She writes about frogs, whales, meteorites, airplanes, and whatever else she and her editors can think of. Her freelance work has appeared in Smithsonian, Science, New Scientist, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. Before she started freelancing full time in 2008, she had staff jobs at National Geographic and U.S. News & World Report. A graduate of the U.C. Santa Cruz Science Communication Program, she spends a lot of her free time knitting.

2 responses to “Friday Snapshot: Inside the Arctic Circle with Helen Fields”

  1. Friday Snapshot: Kiruna | Helen Fields

    […] The group blog at the Science Writers’ Handbook website has an occasional feature: a Friday snapshot, in which somebody shares a picture and a story. Today it’s me, writing about being temporarily north of the Arctic Circle. […]

  2. Hannah Hoag

    Lovely, Helen. Reminds me of a time I spent on an ice breaker in the Canadian Arctic. There was nothing but snow and ice all around us, but Spring was around the corner. Then, one day, we saw a bird (I’d have to dig through my archive to figure out what kind). The next day there were two. And so on.

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