I just came back from a course on Science Communication by Beakerhead at the Banff Centre. It’s a 10 day program covering science media/ journalism/ communication in today’s era, complete with sessions on podcasting, video, social media and of course, writing + pitching. 


I came away with so many ideas buzzing that honestly, I don’t know where to start!

The course was super intense, but in a mind-blowing way. I learned a ton and got hands-on practicum time on pretty much everything listed above and more. They cover a huge toolkit, and I’m not sure exactly what I’ll pick up to use in my future career, because it was like drinking from a firehose. For 10 days. 

The course culminates in a group project, and you can check out mine here! (For the next 28 days, at least - we didn’t want to pay to host it indefinitely.)

Our group project was called Coven of Curiosity, and it’s a web magazine, podcast (I’m the co-host!), and video channel all devoted to freaky science. Our tagline is Science for Slytherins. Check it out!

Sunita LeGallou