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: hike through beautiful tropical forests, follow clear rivers, and look for native birds, lizards, and frogs—all to support quality science.
Join this one-time survey into the remotest parts of the forest to look for eight endangered amphibian species. Three of these frogs have not been spotted in nearly 20 years, but might still be out there—all of Puerto Rico's forests need to be explored before researchers can officially say they are extinct. And while you're looking for these elusive amphibians, you might find species new to science, because the reverse is also true: no one knows yet exactly what lives in this remote area.
Under the leadership of herpetologist Norman Greenhawk, you'll try your hand at a wide array of activities: catching frogs and anoles (a type of lizard), identifying them and taking their measurements, and even exploring the forest at night when these little creatures are most active. With your help, these researchers—and ultimately all of us—can become better stewards of the animals that depend on our forests.