Along with my class at UofL, I have helped run a systems analysis on Wilderness Louisville’s website, as well as help come up with a new design. Wilderness Louisville is a non-profit based in Louisville, KY that manages Jefferson Memorial Forest as well as other parks around the Louisville area. They also manage the ECHO initiative (Louisville is Engaging Children Outdoors), which is a grant-funded outdoor education and recreation initiative that is focused on improving equitable access to the outdoors for Louisville youth and families. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to help out with such a great organization.
Unfortunately, Wilderness Louisville has struggled maintaining an online presence over the last few years and has asked UofL for help. Over the Fall 2020 semester, my class has done some analysis on the website and been in constant communication with the organization as we came up with a new plan and design for the site. The Spring 2020 semester is when we will actually get to implement this plan.
Personally, I’ve been in close contact with Wilderness Louisville and plan to continue volunteering for them once the website is complete, to help them maintain it.