Each day of an Earthwatch Teen Expedition offers a great balance of hands-on research and the chance to explore your surroundings and 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.
On some days your team will spend time at specific sites in the national park, where you’ll watch different animal species and survey the plants. On other days, you’ll strike out into the mountains for long hikes to observe the flora and fauna at more remote locations. You’ll see much of the country, from wooded mountainsides to quiet valleys and open pastures.
Either way, you’ll rise early and have breakfast, then head out into the field. You’ll take breaks throughout the day, including a stop for lunch. In the late afternoon, the team will return to the hotel to rest, record data, and identify photos of animals taken by camera traps. Evenings will include dinner and time to relax, see some local sites, or learn more about the research. On the last night of the expedition, your team will share a farewell barbecue to celebrate all you’ve accomplished.
Note: Field conditions and research needs can lead to changes in the itinerary and activities. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.