Monday, May 16, 2011

Internship Spotlight: Leigha

As part of the science communication program, our students get to complete an eight-week internship. This year, our class has spread out all over the globe, garnering experiences here locally in Sudbury, or in as far-flung places as Geneva, Switzerland.  Stay tuned over the next few weeks for news on our internships and how we are putting our science communication skills to practice!

Leigha: City of Greater Sudbury

I am working with the City of Greater Sudbury's Environmental Planning and Initiatives Department. Currently they are looking to revamp the biodiversity section of the City's website. They want to make it more interactive for visitors, and are looking to include information about the importance of the biodiversity of Greater Sudbury. I have developed a communication strategy to improve the website, and have gone through the current writing and offered suggestions to make it more attractive for the audience. I have been researching and will soon start to compose fact sheets that will be linked to the website about local animals.
This week, I was asked to complete three short articles for the insert mini-magazine that is in the Northern Life Newspaper biannually. It is produced by Earth Care Sudbury and has information for homeowners on different matters relating to the environment. These articles will be in the paper sometime in June.

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