Engaging Environments is a UK-wide platform to build a national community of environmental scientists and diverse communities working to reduce the impact of the climate and biodiversity crisis on most affected people and areas.

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Partner Journey: Megan Shore & Rick Hall of Ignite!

Ignite! is a Nottingham-based charity which focuses on community engagement with young people, equipping them for a rapidly-changing world by taking a curiosity-first approach to disrupt traditional education, connect with people, and nurture natural creativity. Founder of Ignite! and former Director of Programmes Rick Hall, who has recently retired, and Megan Shore, Programmes Manager, both […]

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Partner Journey: Dr Danielle Robinson, University of Newcastle

Dr Danielle Robinson is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Leeds. Danielle was involved with Engaging Environments as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at University of Newcastle, and played a key role in developing a programme of co-created marine environmental science research with four local community action groups in the […]

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Partner Journey: Sarah Staunton-Lamb, Earthwatch

Sarah Staunton-Lamb is Learning, Communities and EDI Lead for Earthwatch Institute, based in Oxford, UK. Sarah has been a Co-Investigator on Engaging Environments since 2018, and has worked alongside the partnership to develop an extensive programme of work, particularly focused on the development of early career researchers [ECRs] in fields of environmental science and beyond. […]

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Case Study: Science Camps for Early Careers Researchers with Earthwatch

Earthwatch is an organisation which envisions a world where we are able to live in balance with nature, and aims to achieve this through engagement and connection with nature which is powered by science. Based in Oxford, UK, Earthwatch was a partner of the Engaging Environments project, led by Co-Investigator Sarah Staunton-Lamb, with its main […]

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Case Study: Connectivity & Inclusivity in Higher Education

Over the summers of 2022 and 2023, as part of the Engaging Environments programme, Dr Cecilia Medupin at the University of Manchester (UoM) developed a pilot study focusing on ‘Connectivity & Inclusivity in Higher Education – a solutions’ based approach’. This came after Dr Medupin’s convening of the Women in Environmental Sciences network through 2018 […]

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Case Study: Engaging women in environmental sciences at University of Manchester

As Co-Investigator on the NERC-funded Engaging Environments programme, Dr Cecilia Medupin at the University of Manchester, convened the Women in Environmental Sciences (WiES) network, to address the crucial role women have to play in the climate emergency and sustainable development, linking to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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