Darwin Scholarship Programme, UK

Category: International news

Published: January 9th, 2015

Annual Darwin Scholarship Programme, 19th August – 29th August 2015, UK

Darwin Scholars 2013

Darwin Scholars 2013

Monitoring and Communicating Biodiversity 

The aim of the Darwin Scholar Programme is to develop “better naturalists” in the spirit of Darwin’s love of nature and observing the natural world. The Scholarship will focus on three areas: skills of observation and identification, skills of recording biodiversity and skills of communicating biodiversity to different target groups.  This programme, run by the Field Studies Council (FSC) in the UK, aims to support young (under 35) conservationists, and its key objectives are as follows:

* Strengthen the exploration and observational competencies of young field scientists

* Provide a context for field observations; national biodiversity databases & recording

* Enhance the ability of scientists to communicate with a variety of groups

* Develop resources and materials to promote exploration and observation

For more information, download the course PDF or the scholar’s programme, visit the FSC website or contact Janet Jones, course administrator.  Application deadline is the 20th of January 2015.