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Science Communication

I strongly believe that science communication shouldn't end with the publication of an academic article, which are often inaccessible due to paywalls and in terms of assumed knowledge of context and jargon. Science is for everyone, and I think part of a scientist's duty is to try our best to bridge the gaps between knowledge and understanding.

I have a growing body of science communication experiences and outputs on a variety of topics. Through the development of various communications products, I've developed literacy with a range of tools and platforms including image and video editing software, canva, animoto, ESRI story maps, etc. I have a great curiosity for how to increase the effectiveness and reach of science communications  and I'm always excited to explore new platforms and techniques for sharing information in a way that's both engaging and actionable for my audience - whoever that may be for a given project. In terms of making my communications more actionable, I'm currently taking an online course about developing conservation messaging to motivate behavioural change from the audience.

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Media

Ray, J.C., A. Olive & J. Grimm. When it comes to addressing the biodiversity crisis, Canada's environmental laws fall short. The Narwhal. July 19, 2021

Ray, J.C., A. Olive & J. Grimm. Environmental laws in Canada fall short of addressing the ongoing biodiversity crisis. The Conversation. June 24, 2021

Grimm, J. 2020-2021. Organizer and facilitator of the Key Biodiversity Areas Canada Webinar Series, Online. Recordings of all webinars can be found here.

Grimm, J. Identifying Key Biodiversity Areas in Canada. YouTube. April 16, 2021

Grimm, J.  Recognizing Biodiversity Strongholds: Key Biodiversity Areas in OntarioBiodiversity Education & Awareness Network Blog. March 31, 2021

Grimm, J., M. Leung & C. Raudsepp-Hearne. 2020. Key Biodiversity Areas Canada Webinar Series, Online. Talk: Getting into the details: how to identify Key Biodiversity Areas, and a look into an ongoing regional KBA initiative in Yukon.

Grimm, J. Taking different paths: How WCS Canada scientists have adapted to the challenge of COVID-19. WCS Canada Muddy Boots Blog. August 24, 2020

Grimm, J., M. Scrafford, B. Cundiff, & F.M. Southee. Tracking a wilderness icon. WCS Canada Story Map. June 17, 2020

Grimm, J., & C. Raudsepp-Hearne. Key Biodiversity Areas. Biodiversity Education & Awareness Network Blog. June 5, 2020

Grimm, J. Working in the wild world of biodiversity conservation. WCS Canada Muddy Boots Blog. January 9, 2020