Taken during an Earth Systems field study trip to Madeira
An exhibition of nature photographs taken by students from the Institute of Earth Systems is currently being hosted by the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Mdina.
“Managing Island Environments: a field study course in Madeira for B.Sc. (Hons) Earth Systems undergraduates” showcases student photography together with field notebooks and other items from an intensive field trip to Madeira late last year. The field trip focused on the management of island environments, examining aspects of Madeira’s geology, geomorphology, ecology, biogeography and landscape, and analysing similarities and differences between the Maltese and Madeiran archipelagos. During their visit, the students also engaged with locals, as well as students and faculty from the University of Madeira, to discuss socio-political aspects of island life.
Special thanks for their assistance in organising this event are due to Mr John J Borg, the Museum’s Senior Curator, and to the Earth Systems Association. The exhibition is open to the general public during the Museum’s normal opening hours until 20 October.