Phenomenal People, Extraordinary Journeys

Phenomenal People Extraordinary Journeys

Join several King’s Water members for an exciting event on 7 March run by Intrepid Explorers in association with the Royal Geographical Society’s weekend of Field Techniques Workshops. The afternoon and evening of discovery will take place in the RGS Ondaatje Theatre, exploring just what extremes researchers go to in order to conduct field-based science.

Speakers include King’s Water’s own Kate Baker, a PhD student exploring habitat patterns of benthic macroinvertebrates in tropical streams in northern Borneo. Kate has a passion for travelling and rivers and is one of the founders and current seminar convenor of Intrepid Explorers, a platform to share experiences and learning from field research. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Jungle Panel member at RGS’s Explore event, and a trustee of Look East Wild Earth.

Mike Chadwick will speak as “A Professional Juggler”, reflecting on his experiences with King’s Water research “from the Lab and the Depths of London’s Urban Rivers to Working in the Tropics Whilst Raising a Family”.

Presenters also include external speakers such as polar explorer Felicity Aston, MBE. Speakers will share their adventures conducting research at a variety of levels from citizen science to professional scientist.

The “Phenomenal People, Extraordinary Journeys” afternoon event starts 2pm (programme here). A film screening on “Making the Unseen Seen” by the eXXpedition crew will take place at 6pm, followed by a panel discussion on “Becoming an #Explorista: Frontiers of Field Research”.  The evening will end with a chance to chat with the speakers in the bar over canapés.

For more information, see the Intrepid Explorers website and the Facebook event. Be sure to register online.