The Nature Explorers With Technology (NEWT)
The Nature Explorers With Technology (NEWT) program, for youth 14 to 18 years old, is run in partnership with Lakehead University and Let’s Talk Science. NEWT develops naturalist skills of youth while participating in community science initiatives (e.g., iNaturalist) and practicing science communication.
- To educate a new generation of science savvy citizens capable of making rational personal and professional decisions.
- To increase awareness of, and seek solutions to the conflict between environmental protection science and science on which beneficial, but potentially disruptive technological advances are made.
- Achieve above goals through active participation in visits to local science and technology establishments, regional protected natural areas, documentation of activities using digital and social media platforms.
- Enhance communication and accessibility of science learning to participants from varied, often underrepresented, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
|Dr. Ladislav (Lada) Malek
Initiated the project after retiring as LU Biology professor and joining the TBFN club.
|Ms. Courtney Mondoux, MSc.
TBFN club youth programming coordinator.
Mr. Gene Kent, MSc.
Dr. Michael Rennie
Student Leaders (from Lakehead University)
- Mr. Myles Cummins (BSc Biology and Assistant Curator of the LKHD Herbarium)
- Ashley Levins (Geology LU)
- Jessie McFadden (MSc, Biology and LRCA)
If you are interested in participating, contact us through the below, or through the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists.
The Claude Garton Herbarium is located on the third floor (CB3027) of the Centennial Building at Lakehead University. Metered parking is available in Lot 5, or elsewhere on campus.
Kristi Dysievick, MSc., Curator
Lada Malek, PhD, Research Associate
(807) 343 8462
For hours of operation telephone:
For e-mail enquiries:
For regular mail, send to:
Claude Garton Herbarium
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1
Program and Course Related Questions
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