After volunteering at the RAM Bug Gallery for over 8 years and working as one of the creators of the Bugs 101 MOOC, I’ve developed a keen interest in outreach and extension. In my free time I also like to make art (instagram: @crude_organism) and take on any new hobbies I can find.
My project makes use of scientific surveys to query producers on issues related to entomological extension in agriculture in Alberta. It will also assess producer’s views on the effectiveness of entomological extension strategies and their preferred mode of receiving and accessing extension information. The data collected will provide novel insight into the preferences and needs of producers, and provide guidance on the enhancement of current and development of future entomological extension efforts in agriculture in Alberta.