Excel in Science: virtual explorer event

November 6th, 2020

The University of Nottingham and National Geographic are thrilled to invite you to an upcoming virtual Explorer event as part of the Excel in Science initiative.

Wednesday 25 November 2020: 5pm – 6.30pm GMT.
Click here to register your place.

The Excel in Science programme is an innovative new educational programme for students from all backgrounds and ethnicities, which aims to enable students to examine the ethos and philosophy of science, whilst being equipped with the knowledge and skills to forge a new, inclusive and diverse generation of scientists.

Everyone across the UK and beyond are all welcome to join in for this insightful and inspiring conversation with four National Geographic Explorers. Find out more about their work and their experiences pursuing science and research careers.

You will be hearing from:

Anthropologist and ecologist with a BSc in Maths and Biology from the University of Bristol and a MSc and PhD in Anthropology from UCL. Lydia’s PhD looks at the impact Jamaica’s growing conservation scene has on forest-based traditional practices using interdisciplinary approaches from anthropology, ecology, geography, and sociology and includes mapping, oral histories, social theory, and ecological data.

Biologist from Madeira Island, Portugal. Ricardo conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface of conservation science and ecology. His research has taken him to the tropics and subtropics, working extensively in the Central Brazilian Amazon, Madagascar, Kenya and throughout the Madeira Archipelago.

Scottish marine biologist and conservationist. Her work in conservation policy, with Scottish Natural Heritage, led to the implementation of remote time-lapse photographic monitoring of seabirds in the Northern Isles of Scotland. Natalie’s passion for interdisciplinary research has brought together researchers from biology, music and philosophy to create collaborative studies of both human and non-human cultures.

Wildlife biologist, National Geographic Explorer, and Fulbright Scholar studying African large predator behaviour and conservation. Kasim’s work includes understanding the impacts of climate change on wildlife behaviour and developing new tools for species monitoring and has included extensive fieldwork in remote bush camps in the Okavango Delta.

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November 16th, 2020 at 8:34 pm

Himal Sawad

I am eagerly waiting for the programme.

November 17th, 2020 at 1:50 am

Vivian Huacuja García

Im building a career in wildlife conservation

November 17th, 2020 at 10:39 am


Thank you for sharing your experiences with us, looking forward to listening to them and figuring out how to forge my path to become a wildlife researcher!

November 17th, 2020 at 5:06 pm

Bivin Babu

Registration for event

November 19th, 2020 at 3:26 pm


Good afternoon,
Thank you for getting in touch.
To register, please visit https://forms.nationalgeographic.org/NRB.

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