Science communication course in Canada

Hand drawn conceptual diagramBill Dennison (IAN) and Caroline Wicks (EcoCheck) headed to Toronto, Ontario on May 11th to teach a Science Communication Course with former EcoCheck employees, Ben Longstaff and Emily Nauman. Ben now works for Lake Simcoe Regional Conservation Authority, and arranged for IAN to teach the course to a variety of scientists and communication specialists from local conservation authorities. The 2-day course was taught at Black Creek Pioneer Village, and included lectures, hands-on activities, and software demonstrations. Some topics that participants work on are airplane de-icing impacts on local streams, land use change, and educating citizens about testing their water for nutrients and bacteria.