My name is Katie and I am thankful for having the opportunity to do my work experience at Froglife, the past few days have helped me to learn about both office and practical skills that I may need for future jobs. I have improved my knowledge of how to read and input data such as surveys, and I have also developed my communication skills by helping Briony to deliver sessions in schools.
Monday 21st June 2021: My first day working at Froglife was Monday and the first thing that I did was some office work where I sorted some session feedback. I then sat in a meeting about the conservation of great crested newts with a guest speaker. After that Briony and I headed to Nacro in Peterborough for our first session where they built and painted birdhouses and butterfly houses to put up in the garden. We then came back to the office where I looked through some of Froglife’s photos and created some social media posts.
Tuesday 22nd June 2021: On Tuesday morning I typed up some session feedback and then continued to create a few more social media posts. We then went to a primary school in Whittlesey for our second session of the week where the class were taught about the life cycle of a newt. We then went to the school’s outdoor area where they planted blackthorn tree saplings around the edge and then they built a hibernaculum near the woodland area. Afterwards, we came back to the office where I created a staff survey on survey monkey and then we went for a site visit at Nene Valley community centre before the end of the day.
Wednesday 23rd June 2021: today is my last day of work experience at Froglife and I have done some office work. First I typed up some survey data about reptile conservation into excel and then corrected any errors I made in the survey I created on Monday and then finally I have typed up this blog.