Saturday 20 March 2004, Oxford Brookes University.
Newspaper headlines proclaim environmental crises on an almost daily basis. The planet is under siege and phrases like 'climate change', 'endangered habitats' and 'threatened species' are becoming part of our everyday language. It's easy to sit back and think there's nothing we can do to counter these effects. But there is something you can do to make a difference. Earthwatch provides people with the unique opportunity to help conserve the environment whilst enjoying some of the most thrilling and beautiful locations in the world. This year some 4,000 people will take up this challenge.
Want to hear more? For a chance to be inspired, talk to past volunteers and gain volunteering advice come along to the Earthwatch Open Day on Saturday 20th March 2004 at Oxford Brookes University. Three leading scientists will talk about their work with Earthwatch to conserve wildlife species. Speakers include Dr Jeffrey Seminoff (University of Florida) who is involved in the Sea Turtles of Baja project, which gathers vital data to underpin a turtle protection plan. Closer to home, Dr Chris Newman and Dr Christina Buesching (Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit) are studying badgers and other animals in Oxford's ancient woodland as part of the Mammals of Wytham Woods project which aims to understand and predict the impact of climate change on British wildlife.
The Open Day will provide information on how you can get involved in projects ranging from saving Kenya's Black Rhinos to monitoring dolphins in Spain, first hand accounts of volunteers' experiences and practical workshops to help you get the most out of your time in the field. Workshop sessions include the techniques adopted for science in action, photography and travel writing, and general health and travel tips. By the end of the day you will have a clear idea of the reality of being an Earthwatch field researcher and the important part you can play in conserving the environment. Earthwatch staff will be on hand throughout the day to give advice on any of the 140 research projects available, in over 50 countries across six continents.
Date: 10am - 5.15pm,Saturday 20 March 2004
Location: Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane Campus, Headington, Oxford
Admission is by ticket only. Please contact Earthwatch on +44 (0) 1865 318856 or e-mail email@example.com Tickets: Earthwatch member/ student concession £10.00 (E 14.50); non-members/ guests £12.50 (E 18.00). The ticket price includes coffee/ tea and lunch.