Representatives from the University of Greenwich, including three students, and Darwin's Landscape Laboratory travelled to Darwin, Australia to visit Charles Darwin University and take part in events celebrating the bicentenary including:
The Charles Darwin Symposium 2009 (Shaping our Science, Society and Future) and
Darwin 200, Evolution and Biodiversity Conference.
At each event students and representatives presented and disseminated their research in Darwin’s Landscape Laboratory, and many contacts were made for future collaborations.
The group also took part in research in the local area on field trips and particpated and linked in with interpretation and education projects throughout Darwin.
The ‘Darwin Now’ project has led to many new contacts and this network is developing and extending to raise awareness of Charles Darwin’s observations and the relevance of his work to the 21st century.
Explore some more of the research networks that have been built so far on our Darwin Research Map
The Local Community
Through best practice sharing, links and research we are exploring ways to raise awareness of the continued importance of Darwin’s legacy within the local area
International Day of Biodiversity
Local Cub Scout Packs from Beckenham District groups, in the London Borough of Bromley, joined students from The University of Greenwich to celebrate The International Day of Biodiversity May 22nd 2010
They had the opportunity to carry out wildlife surveying in the Great Pucklands Meadow at The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House, just as Darwin did for the first time in 1855. They investigated natural life around Darwin’s grounds and learnt about the importance of these species by taking part in Biodiversity Bingo! – competing in teams to find the most species.
Students visit Kakadu National Park
Students from The University of Greenwich at a Royal Society Lecture on Origin Day 24th Nov 2009
Students participate in frog field research in Darwin, Australia
International Day of Biodiversity 2010