David Hawxhurst, photographer for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, has been awarded a fellowship to attend the Earthwatch Climate Change Workshop. This workshop is a five-day event for journalists interested in learning more about climate change and the environment, immersing fellows in field research by day and learning sessions at night. The workshop will be held from October 13-17, 2009 at Earthwatch's North American Regional Climate Center, based in the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland.

Earthwatch is an international environmental organization that engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Earthwatch Fellowships are awarded through a competitive application process and are provided through support from HSBC Holdings as part of the HSBC Climate Partnership.

"I'm extremely excited about the Earthwatch Fellowship," said Hawxhurst. "I've been doing editorial photography and video on and around the Chesapeake Bay for fifteen years and this fellowship gives me the opportunity to work with and learn directly from scientists that work on climate change issues effecting the Chesapeake Bay. The fellowship will give me more insight on the science behind global warming and better tools to help communicate the stories that will have an enormous effect on the Bay over the next 50 years."

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