Thursday, January 07, 2016
Get outdoors and improve the air that we breathe, whilst earning rewards for yourself and raising money for Earthwatch. What more could you want in January?
Friday, December 18, 2015
Stereotypes, opportunities and childhood were all discussed when Karen Cheng, FreshWater Watch Regional Programme Manager for Asia Pacific attended a panel discussion on “Closing the science gender gap: Perspectives from the UK and Hong Kong.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Years of planning ended in two weeks of wrangling, debates, coalitions, late nights, deadlines, drafting and redrafting the UN climate agreement was finally signed on Sunday. But what does the UN climate agreement mean for individuals and the private sector?
Thursday, November 26, 2015
We were deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Dr Kate Barlow, who died in November after a short illness. Kate joined Earthwatch Europe as Head of Engagement and Science earlier this year. Chief Executive Steve Gray pays tribute to a dedicated scientist, passionate conservationist and valued friend.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Partnership with NY-based Kiwi Energy enables teachers report to their classrooms “live from the field”
BOSTON, September 29, 2015—Two New York City teachers are on an 11-day expedition with Earthwatch researchers to study climate change in Churchill, Manitoba, the “polar bear capital of the world.” Making this expedition unique is that the teachers are reporting what they see and learn “live” to their classrooms using video conferencing technology -- sharing the excitement of field research in real time with their students back home.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
October 10th, 2014: It was a warm evening in the North West Province in South Africa. Wildlife reserve managers had completed their daily patrols and were settling in for the night. On the other side of the park, beyond their earshot, shots of gunfire cracked.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Our Earthwatch field team leader shimmied out from under the brush, maneuvering between branches to protect the African penguin chick she had gently removed from its nest. When she asked if I wanted to hold it for measurements, I said 'Yes!' louder and with more urgency than I had intended. I carefully positioned the chick, following the procedures we were taught as part of the South African Penguins expedition.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Alcoa Foundation is sponsoring 25 Alcoa (NYSE:AA) employees for a unique professional development opportunity with Earthwatch Institute, a global non-profit organization with a mission to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable future.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Hands-on research projects empower teachers to share the stories of climate change in powerful new ways
BOSTON, June 23, 2015—More than 50 teachers will soon embark on Earthwatch research expeditions to help scientists understand how climate change is affecting the planet. These one- to two-week-long experiences immerse teachers in hands-on field research that supports reinvigorated teaching back in the classroom.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Every year, 21 generous foundations, corporations, and individuals provide the support we need to offer student and teacher fellowship opportunities. This month, 129 fellows will join leading scientists on expeditions around the world. Here’s just one story of a Durfee-supported fellow that reflects the inspiring butterfly effects we often see as a result of our fellowship programs.