We design our Earthwatch Teen Expeditions specifically and exclusively for 15- to 18-year-olds. They’re unlike any other experience a teenager can have.
Do something special this summer: get face-to-face with forest critters, find ways to protect them from climate change, and meet fascinating people from around the world. Spend each day in the wilds of Nova Scotia, taking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and along the Atlantic coast. You can help preserve these beautiful landscapes and their animal inhabitants for the future.
Nova Scotia is located in one of the world’s temperate ecosystems, where many of us humans live. These ecosystems face constant threats from our activities, like logging and farming. Conserving our environment while also benefiting from it poses a huge challenge - especially in the context of global climate change, which may lead many species to disappear forever.
By studying the mammals of Nova Scotia, you’ll help scientists figure out how climate change is shaping animal populations. You’ll learn about some of North America’s most recognizable species. On some days you’ll trap and record data on chipmunks to see how climate change affects species that hibernate. On other days, you’ll track the movements and behavior of porcupines, coyotes, bobcats, and bears. Your work will help researchers figure out how we can best share the world with these creatures.