Image by Fearghal O'Nuallain.
We are delighted to announce that Jaguar Land Rover have renewed their corporate support of the Society for a further three years.
Land Rover have been supporting the Society's fieldwork and expedition activities for more than 35 years, from providing vehicles and expertise, to funding outreach and training. As the Society’s longest serving corporate benefactor, Land Rover encourages the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of both people and environments. The most recent element of the partnership is the annual Land Rover Bursary, which provides up to £30,000 and the loan of a vehicle to a team undertaking a challenging journey that promotes a wider understanding or enjoyment of geography.
Past recipients have mapped the first long-distance hiking trail across the Lesser Caucasus mountain range, driven the length of Peru and Chile to study 15 active volcanoes, and chased the onset of winter across Eurasia to the coldest inhabited place on Earth.
Inspiring and engaging a variety of audiences is a key part of the Land Rover Bursary. Last year’s recipient, geography teacher Fearghal O’Nuallain, drove across Jordan to learn how the country manages its most precious resource – water. Along the way, Fearghal and his teammates, field scientist Dr Shane McGuinness and filmmaker Temujin Doran, gathered data, images and video footage to assist students around the world in their studies. A series of teaching resources based on their project, is now available online.
If you were given £30,000 and the use of a Land Rover to make a challenging journey with a geographical purpose, where would you go and what would you do? Apply for the 2018 Land Rover Bursary by 10 June for an opportunity to make it happen.
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