Inna Miretsky

Inna is a graduate of The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem where she majored in international relations, communication and journalism.

Inna’s research with the CGRF focused on biocultural design, a process in which diverse groups of people apply their knowledge of their local landscape and biology to design products or services.

Working with Tourism Kenora, local First Nations, and Métis representatives, Inna developed interactive products intended to help Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre visitors and especially high school students engage withand learn about the local plants represented in the Centre’s newly installed Interpretive Forest.   Among the products are a plant treasure hunt game and a participatory interactive photo exhibit. Visitors to the Discovery Centre can use iPods to tour the site, answer questions in a treasure hunt-style quiz, and provide novel information and photos for a dynamic, evolving botanical information installation inside the Centre.

Following the completion of her Master of Natural Resources Management degree, Inna moved to Toronto, Ontario with her husband Alex, where she is currently working as a yoga instructor and small business owner.

You can read Inna’s thesis here: Game Changer: Encouraging Cross-Cultural Collaboration Through A Fun and Interactive Experience in the Interpretive Forest, Kenora