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Debra Bardowicks


The Films




I am very grateful to Dr. Harper who is the Principal Investigator of the Earthwatch "Lakes of the Rift Valley Projects" and organised for me to be sponsored to join the Earthwatch projects at Lake Bogoria and Lake Baringo to work on the films. Through the Darwin Initiative Dr. Harper has been able to organise a variety of educational activities relating to Lake Bogoria and it was a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Earthwatch team. His wife, Maureen Harper, has worked with the schools around Lake Bogoria for several years which gave me the added advantage of having good contacts with very enthusiastic teachers and students and transport to remote schools.

Working with the RAE Trust at Lake Baringo was a great chance as the RAE Trust has been actively and very successfully working on environmental rehabilitation in the area for many years. Together we were able to make a film which they were very enthusiastic about and will use in their extension and training programme. Murray Roberts and Elizabeth Meyerhoff and the entire RAE team invested a lot of time into the project and judging by the feedback from the community film show it has been a very successful collaboration.