Teach Earth United States Expeditions

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This year, Teach Earth Fellows will have the opportunity to test hypotheses, conduct field research, and collect important scientific data on climate change and other environmental issues on one of the following expeditions*:

Climate Change, Huckleberries, and Grizzly Bears in Montana

The research will help scientists in understanding the interacting effects of weather, insects, and other conditions that influence huckleberry productivity. Learn how these changes in huckleberry productivity could influence bears, and other animals, that depend on this food resource. Help collect data to study the potential effects, and predict changes to mitigate future problems.

Conserving Wetlands and Traditional Agriculture in Mexico City

There have been major changes in water and soil quality in the wetlands of Xochimilco due to more intensive farming methods, urban development, and exotic species introduction. Help to gather critical data on the presence of endemic species and water and soil quality. This data will be used to increase local awareness of the benefits of traditional agriculture and subsequently, improve ecosystem health. 

Climate Change and Caterpillars in Ecuador & Arizona

The project is a natural history compilation of data and the effect of climate change on the interactions among caterpillars, plants and parastoids from many different sites, including Arizona and Ecuador.

Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge

You’ll measure evidence of global warming near Churchill, a small town on Hudson Bay that’s on the front line of climate change. 

Following Forest Owls in Western U.S.

In many western U.S. states, the population of the Flammulated Owl is threatened by habitat loss due to the effects of forest harvest practices and climate change. Researchers are testing strategies to protect the Flammulated Owl from habitat loss.

Helping Endangered Corals in Little Cayman

What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change.

*expedition offerings may expand throughout the year with additional funding.

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Teach Earth expeditions offer first-hand learning experiences

First-hand learning experiences can foster impactful lessons.

“The exchange of ideas among the members of the team is what makes this very special. Just today I received a PowerPoint presentation that a fellow team member made and that now I can use in my classroom.”
Art Borja, 2016 Fellow

Teach Earth allows you to gain research skills

Use your talents to gain research skills.

“I think that the sciences can sometimes be seen as difficult to understand or too specialized for the average "non-science" person, but this expedition helped me understand how anyone, including students, can participate in understanding the natural world and its interactions.”
Jessica Kochick, 2016 Fellow