Earthwatch Australia Alumni Breakfast Launch
The Earthwatch Australia Foundation celebrated its Alumni launch with a breakfast on March 7th. It was an opportunity to bring together Earthwatch fans, including our scientists, staff, and participants. The event exceeded our expectations, with 70 enthusiastic members attending the function. We were also excited to find that our youngest member is 11 and our elder stateswomen is more than 80 years old.
Guests at the Earthwatch Australia Alumni launch.
We had displays of microscopes looking into sand samples from St. Kilda, field equipment (waders, wetsuits, head torches, native plants), and many more interactive items for people to get a taste of what it is like to be an Earthwatcher.
Director of the Earthwatch Australia Foundation Michelle Joy led the morning and Earthwatch Australia President Anthea Hancocks opened proceedings by acknowledging the traditional owners of the country. Michelle has since said, "It was very exciting to finally launch the Earthwatch Australia Alumni. For those of you who were able to attend, it was great to meet so many of you and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. What an amazing range of experiences to bring together. Now that we have had the chance to connect, we need you to put out the word about Earthwatch Australia."
Dr. Chris Gillies talks to a guest at the launch.
Interested in becoming a member of the Earthwatch Australia Alumni? You can sign up online.
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Thanks to everyone involved in the Earthwatch Australia Alumni; we look forward to seeing you again soon!