About Whale of a Time

Whale of a Time is riding the wave of change, promoting successful stewardship of our planet to create a peaceful, morally just, humane and sustainable culture, while ensuring survival of all species and their natural habitats. Whale of a Time organises creative and fun, inspiring and empowering events on environmental issues to encourage active participation living a sustainable lifestyle inspired by a positive attitude. We engage young and old from all walks of life through the Whale of a Time Community, the Whale of a Time Festival and the Whale of a Time Workshop. Our work has been recognised by many national and community and environmental awards schemes.

Whale of a Time Tweats

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Earthwatch Debate: Irreplaceable – the World’s Most Invaluable Species

Photo credits: Simon Reid

Thursday 20
th November
he Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AR

The ever-popular and thought-provoking Earthwatch Debate this year focuses on the world’s most irreplaceable species – choose between bees, bats, fungi, plankton and primates (but not man!), championed by leaders in their field.

Chair - Andrea Catherwood, TV broadcaster & independent film producer
Our speakers for the evening:
Bats - Dr. Kate Jones, the Zoological Society of London
Bees - Dr. George McGavin, Honorary Research Associate, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Fungi - Prof. Lynne Boddy, Cardiff School of Biosciences
Plankton - Prof. David Thomas, School of Ocean Sciences, University of Bangor
Primates - Ian Redmond OBE, Chairman of the Ape Alliance
Doors open at 6.00pm (cash bar); debate to be followed by a second cash bar, 9.00-9.30pm.
Entrance free to Earthwatch supporters; otherwise a small donation will be requested on the door. Optional buffet supper, 9.00-10.30 – supper tickets £25.00
For tickets and more information, please contact the Earthwatch Europe Events Department on (01865) 318856; events@earthwatch.org.uk

Earthwatch Lecture - Shrinking Habitats, Species Survival

Thursday 16th October

The Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AR

Dr. Dawn Scott (University of Brighton) & Dr. Rich Reading (Denver Zoological Foundation) will be giving talks on their Earthwatch projects, ‘South Africa’s Brown Hyenas’ and ‘Wildlife of the Mongolian Steppe’, species in the one case often unfairly maligned, and in the other, sadly under- researched.
By ticket only - free to Earthwatch supporters, otherwise a small donation is requested on the door.
Contact the Earthwatch Europe Events Department on

+44 (0) 1865 318856. Email: events@earthwatch.org.uk
Photo credits: Dawn Scott