Each day of an Earthwatch teen expedition offers a balance of hands-on research and the chance to explore your surroundings and to get to know the scientists and your teammates. Your team is led not only by professional researchers but also by at least one Earthwatch facilitator, who will always be around to help you get the most out of your experience.
You’ll get to know the plants, animals, and landscape of this singular place. Every day you’ll leave early for the field, where you’ll help collect water samples and check on the fish and frogs in the wetlands.
In the afternoon you’ll return to the comfort of the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, where you’ll help enter data and process samples in the lab. After a social dinner, you might attend a talk on climate change, the natural history of polar bears or whales, or ecotourism in Churchill. Or you can enjoy the time relaxing, reading, or chatting with team members.
On one day during the expedition, your team will take a break from being research scientists and enjoy some of Churchill’s recreational activities, which might include whale watching, touring historic sites like Fort Prince of Wales, river kayaking, or browsing through the Eskimo Museum. You’ll have time to ask questions, enjoy the scenery, and keep an eye out for the wildlife and plants - including Churchill’s famed polar bears - that you can’t see anywhere else.
Note: Field conditions and research needs can lead to changes in the itinerary and activities. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.