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.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
EMC uses big data to better understand climate change as part of White House Climate Data Initiative program
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Hopkinton, MA, December 9, 2014 – EMC Corporation, Pivotal, and the Earthwatch Institute, in association with the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, today announced Big Data vs. Climate Change: EMC & Citizen Scientists Team Up. This new program, announced in conjunction with the White House Climate Data Initiative, will enable the study of interactions between nature and climate and promote the engagement of citizen scientists using big data lakes, analytic tools and visualizations.
Monday, November 17, 2014
New ideas for a UK-based citizen science project are being sought by Earthwatch.
We are looking to develop and support a new flagship project that meaningfully involves members of the public in data collection. The project must contribute new knowledge to scientific priorities and inform plans or policies to improve management and stewardship of biodiversity, ecosystems or land/seascapes.
The project will engage and inspire the public, increase awareness, and foster pro-conservation behaviour and environmental stewardship. We are looking to collaborate with project leaders who have a strong interest in science communication and public engagement to facilitate interactions and outcomes beyond academia.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Ken and Margaret Mallory each joined an Earthwatch Expedition looking for adventure and new experiences. They ended up finding each other. The couple, now married for over 30 years, met on the Pokot: Kenya expedition in 1974, where they joined anthropologist Dr. Jean Brown to research the Pokot, one of Kenya’s indigenous tribes.
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.