Inspirations: Contamination

As part of an ongoing effort to encourage further exploration of the topics raised in In Layman's Terms, we will be updating posts with the inspirations for the pieces found within the issues. Check back frequently for more inspirations! You can read "Oysters Restored" by Jan Ball, "To a Fish" by Nathlaie Kuroiwa-Lewis, and "What Gets … Continue reading Inspirations: Contamination

Inspirations: Invasive Species

As part of an ongoing effort to encourage further exploration of the topics raised in In Layman's Terms, we will be updating posts with the inspirations for the pieces found within the issues. Check back frequently for more inspirations! You can read "Earthworms" by James Dott, "Paperclip: A Story of Invasive Plants" by JM Miller, and … Continue reading Inspirations: Invasive Species

Volume 1: Biodiversity Now Available

We're excited to announce the release of In Layman's Term's very first issue. You can read it by clicking the "read" button at the top, or simply by clicking here. Check back periodically for further exploration of the topics brought up in the first issue. We will be exploring some of the inspiration behind the … Continue reading Volume 1: Biodiversity Now Available

Why Should We Care About Invasive Species?

What's the problem? Invasive species threaten endemic biodiversity in the Pacific Northwest (and around the globe). Many people are unaware of how many species in their own back yard may be invasive and are unknowingly contributing to the problem. What IS "endemic biodiversity" and why should we care about protecting it? Properly functioning systems and interactions between … Continue reading Why Should We Care About Invasive Species?

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

In Layman's Terms is seeking works of poetry and creative nonfiction with the specific theme of biodiversity for our first issue--stories that highlight the complexities of ecosystems, the benefit of diversity, and the risks to humans when biodiversity is lost. We want stories that connect the broader concept of conservation to the individual in order to inspire care and compassion for the world we all share. Please visit the submissions page for additional details on general submission guidelines.