Date: 23-Feb-2013
Capacity: Not Set (Available)


History and Science Writing for Teachers and Learners of All Ages.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry
225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO  80921

Saturday, February 23, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Writing about nature, history and science offers exciting opportunities to learn, teach and be published. Magazines, newspapers, bloggers, clubs, associations, schools and organizations are looking for articles to share with their audience, and Steven W. Veatch (Click here for Steve's Blog), geologist and educator, can teach YOU how to PUBLISH!

The amazing thing is, this program will be open to youth as young as 13 - Steve’s passion is to get young people excited about writing! (Click here to see Steve's award winning work with young writers: Pebble Pubs & Earth Science Scholars)

This informative workshop will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.  

Topics include:

  • Basic research how-to
  • Identifying and developing story ideas
  • Discovering the difference between a subject and a story
  • Outlining and structuring stories
  • Strategies for opening and making transitions between your story and its larger context
  • Understanding the role of the editor in publication
  • Practical session on using photography for articles
  • How to approach formal scientific writing
  • Ideas for publication of writing projects
All other course materials will be provided with admission, including morning snacks (An additional writer’s resource kit CD will be available for purchase for only $5), and a certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the workshop.

The course fee is only $20 for adults and just $10 for students (21 to 13 years). WMMI Members receive $5 off adult admission, and $2 off student admission.  Space is limited to 30 people.   Advance registration is required.  Please call (719) 488-0880 or email at

Introducing Steven W. Veatch:

Steven Wade Veatch is a geoscientist and an adjunct professor of Earth Science at Emporia State University in Kansas where he received an MS in Earth Science. Steve has been involved in geoscience education for over 25 years. He has contributed chapters to three books: Field Trips in the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA, Field Guide 5, The Paleontology of the Upper Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado, and The World’s Greatest Gold Camp: An Introduction to the History of the Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District. He has written over 100 articles and has attended the Interlochen College for Creative Arts in Michigan to study writing.  Steve is from a pioneering family from Cripple Creek.  He lives near the Florissant Fossil Beds in Colorado. 

Generously Sponsored By:

The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company

The Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society

Lake George Gem & Mineral Club