Mckenzie’s placement at the Deanery Project on the East Coast of Nova Scotia consisted of a blend of science and art in developing and delivering educational events and programs.
The Deanery Project is a not-for-profit organization with a focus on the environment, the arts, youth and community, natural building and permaculture. Founded in 2011 and based in Lower Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia, the Deanery is open year-round. They offer a number of different programs and projects related to energy, forests, health, active transportation and rural living. Year-round programming includes opportunities ranging from forest, ocean, and natural building workshops to the creative arts, food and bicycle projects and traditional knowledge and skill sharing. The arts and permaculture design principals inform all we do.
Mckenzie’s placement at the Deanery Project on the East Coast of Nova Scotia consisted of a blend of science and art in developing and delivering educational events and programs. Mckenzie played a major role in the planning, promoting, and leading of the Deanery’s signature SeaLight SkyLight event in October. This event was aligned with the bioluminescence and shoreline restoration education they have delivered to the community. They have also created several blog posts, social media science communication posts, and developed materials on local bioluminescence that have engaged the public. These programs prompt conservation and community stewardship through education about and connection to the natural world.