I strongly believe in bridging the knowledge gap between scientists and the public. For eight years, I have communicated science to thousands of people of all ages across five different countries using numerous mediums including outreach programs, public talks, news interviews, art and blogs.
Seabird Research Events in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut
Jacqueline (Rigolet Inuit Research Coordinator) and myself held two community engagement events in Rigolet. We had 29 people attend the first Seabird Open House and an amazing 68 people attend the second Seabird Research Event, which is 20% of the town. People of all ages, from babies to elders, came to have fun. We shared some of the drone footage and answered people’s questions. Additionally, we had lots of great games like Bingo and Minute to Win it, and pizza for everyone to enjoy.
I designed and created a seabird activity book and a velcro seabird ID game to distribute during the community engagement events. The local, Inuttut, and English species names are all included!
uKalagalâk Community Engagement Event
Designed an interactive puzzle, jigsaw, and colouring sheets for the Sustainable Nunatsiavut Futures uKalagalâk
engagement events. The goal was to engage children and to share with the community about the project including what research is being done, where, by who, how, and why.
The lenses of knowledge puzzle was created in partnership with Inuit community member, James Jacque.
I love designing visual material that makes people excited to learn. I have recently started creating infographics to communicate information about the World's seabirds in a fun and accessible way. Check out the Infographics here.
The infographics have made over 100,000 impressions on Twitter. For the latest updates, follow #SeabirdInfographics.
My PhD research was featured in the CBC Coastlines episode focusing on seabirds:
I have been invited to discuss Atlantic puffin populations and gull behaviour in Newfoundland for CBC, the Canadian public broadcaster. Check out the links below to read and listen to the interviews!
CBC St John’s Morning Show:
Live Radio Interview
on Puffin Populations