Sonia, Kyra and Nell have just completed a one-week internship on biodiversity at the IRBV, from 29 July to 2 August. With the help of presentations, visits of collections as well as lab and field work, and thanks to the collaborations of students and researchers at the IRBV, the three students in grades Secondary 3 and 4 were given the opportunity to explore the world of plants, mushrooms and insects.
The Classes Affaires de Montréal Relève program (https://montrealreleve.ca/) offers internships to more than 1500 students from 400 organisations in Montreal. The non-profit initiative, which was created in 1995 by the Montreal Chamber of Commerce and the City of Montreal, aims for the socio-economic development of the city through programs for the next generations.
Photo © Jessy Lewandowski, for Montréal Relève, 2019.
Legend: sampling biodiversity in the ponds of the Montreal Botanical Garden.
From left to right: Denis Lauzer, Nell Léger, Kyra Cloutier, Audréanne Loiselle, Sophia Conway-Giannopoulos