|UNESCO's International Seminar on Climate Change Education, Paris July 27-29th, 2009|
Sandwatch Well Represented by Team Members at UNESCO's International Seminar on Climate Change Education, July 27-29th, 2009, Paris
It was a true pleasure for Gillian and myself to attend the Paris Seminar on Climate Change Education, not only to represent Sandwatch at such an important event, but also to meet many Sandwatch Team members from around the world, several of whom we previously knew only from email correspondence.
It was great to finally meet Pascale Gabriel, the Sandwatch Coordinator for Mayotte (who also our new French Programme Facilitator), as well as Sandwatchers Gail Townsend and Jane Taurarii from The Cook Islands, Carol-Faye George from Antigua, Laura Lee McIntosh from The Bahamas, and Monica Regisford-Douglin from Trinidad & Tobago.
In addition the seminar also gave us the opportunity to present Sandwatch to an international audience of professional educators and scientists from a wide variety of disciplines. Two short videos of our 15 minute presentation are viewable on-line at www.youtube.com/user/SandwatchFoundation.
Our presentation was very well received and it gave us the opportunity to forge new friendships with many delegates who now want to start Sandwatch in their home countries or expand the existing project into more schools around their countries, these include South Africa, Seychelles, Fiji, Kiribati, the UK, The Maldives, Mauritius, New Zealand and Samoa to name just a few. Hopefully we will be hearing more from these new friends in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
The Paris Seminar Photo Gallery
Sandwatch Foundation Directors, Dr. Gillian Cambers and Paul Diamond, give a presentation on the goals and methodology of Sandwatch at UNESCO's International Seminar on Climate Change Education, in Paris, July 27th, 2009