Earthwatch Student Challenge – Applications close soon
This looks like the chance of a lifetime for any eco minded senior students you may have….
Know anyone in their senior years of high school with a keen interest in science conservation and adventure. Earthwatch is offering fully funded expedition positions available to students!
Imagine spending a week in an amazing location around Australia with other teenagers finding solutions for a more sustainable planet. This is a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to act as a research assistant and gain practical experience in environmental conservation and research techniques.
You will work closely with leading scientists and discover whether science or the environment could be a career path for you. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of one of these three expeditions:
- Turtles on the Move; On this expedition you’ll wade through the waters in Melbourne to help understand how urbanisation is impacting freshwater turtles.
- Melbourne Microbats; On this expedition, you’ll help scientists determine the distribution and community composition of Microbats across greater Melbourne to determine what their critical habitat requirements are.
- Underwater Landscapes in Queensland’s Waters; On this expedition, you’ll snorkel, boat and wade through Moreton Bay collecting ecological data to determine how increased pollutants are impacting the marine species.
In the last three years, 138 students have partaken in the program across Australia. One Student on Turtles on the Move commented “I had such an awesome experience, and I’m now inspired to follow my dreams in animal science. I learnt so much and it really helped with my self-confidence”
Applications Close August 29th
Earthwatch would like to say a big thankyou to the kind support of the William Buckland, George Alexander and Sara Halvedene Foundation for giving students this opportunity.