50th Anniversary Stories - Earthwatch

Earthwatch at 50: Jean Lyster-Binns

Earthwatch at 50: Jean Lyster-Binns' story As her 65th birthday approached, Jean decided to take the plunge and book a place on Earthwatch’s Samburu Zebra expedition in 2004. “My son... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: John Gimlette

Earthwatch at 50: John Gimlette's story In 1999, acclaimed travel author John Gimlette won a place on Earthwatch's Australian Platypus expedition after winning a travel writing competition in Wanderlust. John... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Ahmad Hussein Mohamed

Earthwatch at 50: Ahmad Hussein Mohamed's story Networking is crucial for scientists. But opportunities can be expensive. Ahmad Hussein Mohamed forged a relationship with Earthwatch when he joined a project... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Peter Tavolacci

Earthwatch at 50: Peter Tavolacci's story In 2012, when HSBC Senior Manager Peter Tavolacci took part in the Earthwatch/HSBC sustainable coffee farming programme in Costa Rica, he felt as if... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Steven Loiselle

Earthwatch at 50: Steven Loiselle's story Steven Loiselle is an Associate Professor at the University of Siena in Italy, and a Senior Researcher at Earthwatch Europe. He leads FreshWater Watch,... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Fiona and Paul Cropper

Earthwatch at 50: Fiona and Paul Cropper's story While looking at pictures of the Amazon on Google Earth in 2019, Fiona and her husband Paul were inspired to join Earthwatch’s... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Frances Buckel

Earthwatch at 50: Frances Buckel's story Frances Buckel was looking for a new challenge when she heard about the Earthwatch Millennium Fellowship in 2001. After successfully winning a fellowship place... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Amanda Bergin

Earthwatch at 50: Amanda Bergin's story When Amanda moved away from her country roots to work for an insurance company in the City, she became increasingly aware of environmental change and... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Marlyn Omondi

Earthwatch at 50: Marlyn Omondi's story After receiving a Shulman Award in 2016, Marlyn Omondi joined the Global Coral Reef Conservation Project in the Seychelles by the Kenya Marine Fisheries... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Professor Russell Hill

Earthwatch at 50: Professor Russell Hill's story Professor Russell Hill at Durham University, leads the Earthwatch-supported Primate and Predator Project at the Lajuma Research Centre in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Liz Joyce

Earthwatch at 50: Liz Joyce's story In 1992, after some persuasion from a friend, Liz Joyce joined an expedition to Russia’s Altai Mountains fearing she’d never get a chance to... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Muriel Rogers

Earthwatch at 50: Muriel Rogers' story After losing her first husband, Muriel Rogers was at a crossroads in her life. It was a moment of awe standing on a glacier... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Adrian Bland

Earthwatch at 50: Adrian Bland's story Adrian has been on a number of Earthwatch expeditions and is always keen to learn new skills and have new experiences. During an Earthwatch... Read more

Earthwatch at 50: Cathal Flood

Earthwatch at 50: Cathal Flood's story Cathal Flood, a postgraduate researcher at Maynooth University in Ireland, takes part in monthly water quality testing in the Emyvale catchment as part of... Read more
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