Blog posts by Jane Hawkey
Route map to Kakadu National Park from Darwin. Credit: Google Maps

Ancient culture and unique biodiversity - Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia

Jane Hawkey ·
9 June 2015
Science Communication | Applying Science | Learning Science | 

On May 22 and 23, Heath Kelsey and I had the opportunity to travel to Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, the “top end” of Australia. The park covers some 20,000km2, making it Australia's largest national park. Our site visit provided the context for the project we were visiting Charles Darwin University for - to help synthesize and communicate the key findings of the National Environment Research Programme (NERP) scientists studying the Kakadu floodplains.

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Kayakers starting to rope of the half acre area.

Connect the Dots climate action day at Blackwater

Jane Hawkey ·
8 May 2012
Environmental Literacy | Science Communication | 

Organized by, the global climate action day Connect the Dots event at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Sat May 5 was a great success. In advance of the event on May 4, we had a little local press coverage - Maryland Daily Record and Baltimore Sun - via a telephone conference call arranged by Mike Tidwell of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. This was my statement:

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The loss of wetlands to open water is dramatic.

Global Day of Climate Change - Blackwater event on May 5

Jane Hawkey ·
30 April 2012
Environmental Literacy | Science Communication |, as part of their movement to solve the climate crisis, has declared May 5 to be Climate Impacts Day. They have a network of people in 188 countries who are concerned about the effects of climate change and the lack of action, globally and locally. May 5 is the day they are rallying this network to create a global day of action by holding "Connect the Dots" events all over the world.

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Tim, Jane and the WAPA team.

The National Parks of Guam and Saipan

Jane Hawkey ·
18 November 2010
Science Communication | 

Tim Carruthers and I have just completed two site visits to the War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA) on Guam and the American Memorial Park (AMME) on Saipan. The IAN science communication workshops went really well and the parks' managers and staff were very excited and engaged in forging two new products, a park brochure for WAPA and a poster for AMME, both featuring the natural and cultural resources of the parks.

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Honu - Hawaiian green sea turtle

Aloha from the big island of Hawai'i

Jane Hawkey ·
21 August 2009
Applying Science | 

Tim Carruthers and Jane Hawkey are visiting Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park located on the shore of west Hawai'i. Working with National Park Service managers and staff from the park and from the Pacific Island Network, we are drafting a natural resource condition report, using the NPS Rock Creek Natural Resource Condition Assessment report as a model.

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