A manager from Earthwatch appeared on TV screens in June in a new series for BBC Two.Earthwatch Corporate Partnerships Manager Sass Willis, 34, appeared in the first episode of Tribal Wives on Wednesday 18th June. During the series six women are given the opportunity to travel to some of the most remote parts of the world to experience life with a tribe.
Sass was seen spending time with the Kuna tribe in Panama - a deeply spiritual tribe with tight-knit families. Viewers saw Sass throwing herself into everyday life, and constantly on the go as she helped her host family with chores such as cooking, sweeping and sewing. Sass got involved with the series when she applied to an advert posted on the BBC website. She took part in filming during April and May of last year.
Sass says, "Spending time on the island allowed me to take time out from my usual routine and focus upon what is important to me in the broader sense. In fact, the whole experience actually inspired me to want to work for Earthwatch, where I started in May this year. Earthwatch gives ‘ordinary' members of the public the opportunity to take time out, and really make a difference by getting involved in hands-on conservation projects all over the world."
As Earthwatch Corporate Partnerships Manager, Sass's primary role is working with companies to help them improve their environmental performance. Earthwatch has a long-standing track record of successfully engaging the corporate sector to deliver improved environmental outcomes through a range of programmes.
Sass enjoying her experience in Panama.
"The whole experience actually inspired me to want to work for Earthwatch."
Filming took place in April and May last year.
Sass with a member of her host family from the Kuna tribe.