Melanie has been working with the Canadian Association for Girls in Science, an educational workshop series that brings young girls from the Toronto area into the heart of scientific exploration and research. So far, workshops include:
Melanie Massey has been working with students and adult naturalists from Southern Ontario to promote the conservation of Snapping Turtles. She has given public lectures in Hamilton, Oxford County, and the Niagara Region, and worked on lab activities with a class of Grade 4 students, helping design their semester's Snapping Turtle project curriculum. Their final projects included custom-built nest cages, nesting dioramas, and liaising with local commercial retailers to educate others about helping injured turtles. One group of students met with their local MP to discuss ending the Snapping Turtle hunt.
She has also spoken at the Sigma Xi Lecture Series and participated in Science Literacy Week at the Toronto Public Library, sharing turtle conservation stories with the community.