Gold Award, Children’s Science News, AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards 2022
Awarded to Sarah, JoAnna Wendel and Maria Temming for a trio of science comics: Cockatoos learn from each other how to open garbage bins, A panda stands out at the zoo but blends in the wild and Goldfish driving ‘cars’ offer new insight into navigation, published at Science News Explores. Rory Galloway, podcast producer for The Economist, said in a press release, “The authors and illustrator explained the scientific process with a light touch, in a way that was both fun and hugely engaging for young people.”
DC Science Writers Association Newsbrief Award, multimedia, 2022
Awarded to Sarah and JoAnna Wendel for their cockatoos comic, published at Science News Explores. One judge called the piece “top-tier science communication” in a press release.
DC Science Writers Association Newsbrief Award Honorable Mention, multimedia, 2017
Awarded to Sarah and Kate Travis for their video Watch a badger bury a cow, which appeared on Science News’ YouTube channel.
DC Science Writers Association Newsbrief Award, 2010
Awarded to Sarah for her story Rare Earth Elements Not Rare, Just Playing Hard to Get, published by Smithsonian magazine.