Earthwatch, the international environmental charity, is offering residents across Jersey the unique opportunity to win a fully funded place on an Earthwatch field research project through the 2005 Jersey Millennium Awards. The award scheme was launched six years ago with a £50,000 bursary from the States of Jersey and with the intention of increasing environmental awareness on the Island.
Picture yourself investigating the impact of coastal development on the Bahamas, studying the effects of climate change on Portugal's mysterious storm petrel or working to rehabilitate degraded mangroves along the Kenyan Coastline. Any one over the age of 21 is eligible to apply and no experience is necessary as leading scientists will provide full training in the field.
All of these inspirational opportunities are within your reach; all you need to do is demonstrate how the experience of working on a scientific field research project will benefit your personal development, and how you will use the experience to benefit your local environment and the community.
Kirsten Morel joined the Earthwatch Project ‘Manatees of Belize' after winning the Jersey Millennium Award in 2003. He says, ‘What this trip really taught me was the importance of maintaining the local environment and keeping it in balance with human needs. I came away with a real sense of ‘think global, act local'.'
Tom Burstow, Environmental Engagement Manager for Earthwatch commented, ‘The Jersey Millennium Awards continue to be a great success and we are pleased to offer the residents of Jersey the opportunity to strengthen and enhance their commitment to environmental issues. Not only will the successful applicant be able to take part in an international Earthwatch project, but they will also receive a three year Earthwatch membership and support from the team at Earthwatch with any projects they decide to launch at home.'
Chris Newton, Director of Environment at the States of Jersey further added, ‘The Jersey Millennium Awards offer members of the public a golden opportunity to fulfil personal ambitions and to use the experience to make a real and worthwhile contribution to environmental work in Jersey.' The closing date for applications is 25th February 2005 and there is one place available in 2005.
For an application form, further information or assistance, please contact Tim Hall, Environmental Engagement Officer, +44 (0)1865 318849 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can read more about the awards and apply online at http://www.earthwatch.org/europe/fellowships/jersey.html.
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