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Earthwatch Student Expeditions & [Name of High School] [Ms./Mr. Teacher Name] Presents: Climate and Landscape Change in Borneo’s Rainforests. Who Is Earthwatch?.
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[Ms./Mr. Teacher Name] Presents:Climate and Landscape Changein Borneo’s Rainforests
Since 1971, Earthwatch has been enabling people from all walks of life to join leading scientists working on crucial environmental research projects locally and globally.
To engage worldwide in scientific field research and education that promotes the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Earthwatchexpeditions provide a chance to take a one of a kind journey to conserve and explore our shared planet across one of four research pillars.
environmental field research
Building knowledge and skills
Informal learning experience
Inspiring passion and commitment
Environmental leaders who inspire real, lasting change
Turning ideas into action
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Work with leading scientists in their field as they lead teams of volunteers doing real research:
Live in the field in simple but comfortable accommodations.
Borneo’s once pristine rainforests have been degraded by logging and destructive agricultural practices, threatening the many plant and animal species that depend on this ecosystem. Here’s your chance to help us find a way to restore this spectacular forest.
Borneo is the third largest island in the world and much of it is covered with tropical rainforest. The island's rainforests have exceptionally rich biodiversity and are home to populations of orangutan, pygmy elephants and rhino, all threatened by the loss of forests
The team will rendezvous in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Note: Actual activities performed may vary depending on weather and other variables.
Dr. Glen Reynolds
Royal SocietySE Asia Rainforest Research Programme
Since 2000, Dr. Reynolds has been the program manager and senior scientist of the Royal Society SE Asia Rainforest Research Program. He is based in the Danum Valley Field Centre, the leading tropical forest research centre in South East Asia.Dr. Reynolds is a post doctoral research fellow of the Department of Geography, University of Wales, Swansea and an Honorary Research Fellow of the NERC Centre for Population Biology.His main research interests include forest rehabilitation and its impacts on ecosystem functioning and biodiversity.
Passports & Visas – Citizens of the U.S. and Europe DO need a passport, but DO NOT need tourist visas for entry. Minors must have a notarized letter from all parents or legal guardians stipulating that they may travel in the presence of an adult other than their parent or guardian.Insurance – MedEvac assistance, advice, and insurance are included in the contribution you pay to Earthwatch.
Flights – Coordinate through the teacher leading the expedition.
Language – All Earthwatch projects are held in English, regardless of the in-country language spoken.
Packing Requirements – An Expedition Briefing Guide will be provided 90 days before the expedition with details of what to bring.