Entries for 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
When Marta Edgar, a psychologist and nature lover, decided to spend her Christmas vacation on an Earthwatch Expedition, little did she know that it would help her realize an old dream.
Monday, December 16, 2013
It’s a long way from the oak-shaded streets of Stellenbosch University to the wooded expanses of the southern section of Africa’s Great Rift Valley in Malawi. But that's where several post-graduate students are helping with important environmental research.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Earthwatch has partnered with Dave Rearick, captain of the 40-foot ocean racing sailboat Bodacious Dream, to incorporate citizen science into his solo journey around the world.
An avid sailor who first began piloting boats in his teens on Lake Michigan, Dave Rearick always dreamed of circumnavigating the globe alone—one of the most solitary journeys imaginable. Now the journey has begun, and he's taken the Earthwatch commitment to research along with him.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Earthwatch joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and more than 25 other leading organizations to attempt to capture the basic idea of natural capital – the value nature provides to business.
Monday, November 25, 2013
At Earthwatch, we get especially excited during the holiday season, because it’s when we start looking for new compelling and important scientific research to support. See what made our wish list.
Friday, November 08, 2013
If you’re a nonprofit that works for animals and the environment, how do you know you’re doing something right? Earthwatch got a good sign this year when we were again picked by the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet to join their annual ROAR Campaign, a fundraising initiative that matches donations made to a handpicked group of animal and environmental nonprofits over the course of a month.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
A legal global trade in threatened species: Bad to the Bone?
Intellectual rigor and passionate beliefs made for a stimulating debate, as two teams considered the question: "Is it time to reconsider a legal global trade in tiger, elephant and rhino products?"
Thursday, October 10, 2013
We're pleased to announce four more new expeditions for 2014!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Earthwatch is thrilled to announce five of nine new expedition opportunities for volunteers in 2014. From swimming after turtles in the Bahamas to wine-tasting for science in Chile, the array of new expeditions covers the interests of all volunteers.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Microbats are the most well represented group of mammals still occurring in the Melbourne, Australia region. This Earthwatch expedition is a finalist in The Melbourne Awards for contribution to sustainability by community organization.