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The DARWIN200 Mission

DARWIN200 is a planetary conservation initiative which aims to change the world through achieving three main objectives:

1. DARWIN LEADERS: We will create tomorrow’s elite conservation leaders.

2. WORLD’S MOST EXCITING CLASSROOM: Beaming activities, research projects, experiments, lectures, essay competitions and weekly ‘nature hour’ events.

3. CITIZEN SCIENCE RESEARCH: Partnering with key conservation organisations to deliver a range of citizen science research projects.

We want YOU to join DARWIN200.

Sail around the world on our ship as a DARWIN LEADER

Experienced and passionate about environmental sciences, natural history or conservation? Keen to share your knowledge? Mentor a DARWIN LEADER – apply to join as a DARWIN MENTOR.

DARWIN LEADERS

We will create tomorrow’s elite conservation leaders by training and empowering the world’s top young (18-25 year old) conservationists. One ‘DARWN LEADER’ will be selected from each of 200 countries and states around the world to join our ship, receive life-changing training and gain skills and experience to conserve the world of tomorrow.

These two hundred DARWIN LEADERS will be the living legacy of this project. Over their course of their careers (spanning the next 50 years), they will change the world for the better.

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We will create tomorrow’s elite conservation leaders by training and empowering the world’s top young (18-25 year old) conservationists. One ‘DARWN LEADER’ will be selected from each of 200 countries and states around the world to join our ship, receive life-changing training and gain skills and experience to conserve the world of tomorrow.

These two hundred DARWIN LEADERS will be the living legacy of this project. Over their course of their careers (spanning the next 50 years), they will change the world for the better.

World’s Most Exciting Classroom

We will beam out activities, research projects, experiments, lectures, essay competitions and weekly ‘nature hour’ events to schools worldwide throughout the DARWIN200 2023-2026 Global Voyage.

We will provide these resources to schools free of charge, to engage millions of students across the globe. Our goal is to reach 200 million students worldwide during the 2023-2026 Global Voyage, particularly in countries across Africa, Asia and South America, to drive passion for nature and nurture tomorrow’s conservationists.

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We will beam out activities, research projects, experiments, lectures, essay competitions and weekly ‘nature hour’ events to schools worldwide throughout the DARWIN200 2023-2026 Global Voyage.

We will provide these resources to schools free of charge, to engage millions of students across the globe. Our goal is to reach 200 million students worldwide during the 2023-2026 Global Voyage, particularly in countries across Africa, Asia and South America, to drive passion for nature and nurture tomorrow’s conservationists.

Citizen Science Research:

Throughout our 2023-2026 Global Voyage, we are partnering with key conservation organisations to deliver a range of citizen science research projects covering plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, global whale and dolphin species surveys, the health of global coral reefs, terrestrial habitat surveys, pollution solutions and many other environmental subjects. The results of these projects will be beamed live from our ship to engage audiences across the globe. We invite the general public to take part in interpreting the data feeds and analysing the findings!

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Throughout our 2023-2026 Global Voyage, we are partnering with key conservation organisations to deliver a range of citizen science research projects covering plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, global whale and dolphin species surveys, the health of global coral reefs, terrestrial habitat surveys, pollution solutions and many other environmental subjects. The results of these projects will be beamed live from our ship to engage audiences across the globe. We invite the general public to take part in interpreting the data feeds and analysing the findings!

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The DARWIN200 project centres on our 2023-2026 Global Voyage.

We will sail our spectacular tallship around the world, following in the wake of Charles Darwin. Our ship will be met at each port with a group of 4 DARWIN 200 Leaders, who will use the ship as a floating laboratory to carry out a carefully designed package of activities and experiments, to measure the impact of change over the last 200 years.

The DARWIN200 Leaders will undergo an intense period of training by a group of world-renowned scientists and conservationists onboard to help shape their thinking to problem solve and find solutions for some of the world’s biggest issues.

Empower

200 of the world’s brightest young scientists to become the global conservation leaders of tomorrow

Inspire

200 million people worldwide via free, daily online resources and activities beamed to schools across the globe

Solve

Real conservation problems via interactive citizen science research projects and collaboration with scientists/universities

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Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in this incredible adventure of discovery and change from becoming the next world-leading conservationist through to a sailor onboard the actual tall ship on the open seas.

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Sponsor a DARWIN LEADER or DARWIN MENTOR to take part, or put your name to a research project! All sponsors will be welcomed onto the DARWIN200 ship and will be involved throughout the 2023-2026 Global Voyage.

Be part of something meaningful and inspirational.

Join us and change the world.