WINGS WorldQuest (WWQ) is pleased to announce the 2008 Women of Discovery Awardees at The Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street, on Monday, November 12th at 6:30pm. These awards annually recognize exploration and scientific excellence by women in the fields of Earth, Sea, Air & Space and Humanities. This year’s seven honorees—whose work and pioneering discoveries in the Arctic have led to global and scientific advancement—will join 30 previous awardees from the past five years. WWQ awardees receive honorariums in support of their scientific and exploratory fieldwork.
Preceding the announcement will be field reports by other WWQ Flag Carriers on their latest expeditions. Included will be Anne Doubilet from the Ends of the Earth: Papua New Guinea and the Arctic; Alison Jones on her No Water No Life documentation of several North American and African watersheds; and Dalia Amor on her work with jaguars and Mayan jungle deforestation.
The 2008 WWQ Women of Discovery Awards will be held at Cipriani’s Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street on March 5th. The awardees will lecture at The American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, March 8th.
About WINGS WorldQuest
Wings WorldQuest (WWQ) is a New York-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote scientific exploration and education, celebrate extraordinary women explorers, and inspire all people to explore their universe – by serving as the leading resource and advocate for women explorers worldwide. WWQ identifies and researches, preserves and promotes, supports and honors the contributions of pioneering women explorers – in the areas of Earth, Sea, Air & Space, and Humanities—around the world, and throughout history. WWQ programs include the annual Women of Discovery Awards; official sponsorship of field expeditions, scientific research, and related publications; and the development of a web-based Education & Resource Center, to include expedition archives, a book/film library, teacher tools and training, and a virtual community of women explorers. For further information, please visit www.wingsworldquest.org.
Admission: $20 general public, $5 students. Please arrive by 6pm to purchase tickets, as space is limited.
Contact: Hadley Jensen, Hadley@wingsworldquest.org, 212.759.1128
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