Carmody Grey first encountered Earthwatch through a family connection in 2013. Having grown up with a fascination for natural history, and in her profession as a teacher, Carmody jumped at the opportunity to combine her two passions and join an Earthwatch trip to Borneo as a group leader as part of a schools programme.
“Earthwatch has become more important to me because it’s a way of joining up the two perspectives on the world which I habitually inhabit. On the one hand Earthwatch is about supporting and doing natural scientific study of the earth and the earth’s systems, but at the same time doing that precisely with a view to our valuing of nature, our wonder and joy in nature, our desire to protect and save nature and care for it.”
Being able to witness her young charges engaged in the work they were doing, and seeing the influence that the Earthwatch trip had on them, created a sense of fulfillment for Carmody. She’s remained an enthusiastic friend of Earthwatch ever since.