Thursday, August 21, 2014
Christopher Golden has spent almost half of his life traveling to Madagascar. When he was 16, he went on an Earthwatch Expedition, Carnivores in Madagascar, led by Dr. Luke Dollar. Christopher’s experience directed him into a career in ecology and epidemiology. He’s now a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Director of the HEAL (Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages) Program at Wildlife Conservation Society. Recently, he has become a 2014 Emerging Explorer with the National Geographic Society.
Monday, June 30, 2014
If you need that cup of coffee to get going in the morning, you’re not alone. According to a 2013 survey by the National Coffee Association, 83 percent of people in the U.S.—the world’s leader in coffee consumption—drink coffee, and 63 percent of Americans have at least a cup a day.
Friday, June 13, 2014
We are excited to announce the first three of nine new expeditions that kick off in 2015. Join us to study and explore the coral reefs of the Cayman Islands, the desert of Joshua Tree National Park in California, or the oceans of South Africa. Get up close to sharks, tropical fish, and desert lizards, and help protect the fragile landscapes that all these species call home.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Citizen Science Network Australia (CSNA) has recently been developed to bring together researchers, educators, businesses, science communicators, government officials, community groups, and volunteers to connect and support the growth of citizen science in Australia. Dr. Chris Gillies, Earthwatch Australia's director of science, says that this is the most recent phase of a long tradition.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
YANUA International, a strong supporter of the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation, has launched Saving Pandas, a mobile video game that raises awareness of the conservation of giant pandas.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Fifty high school students from Los Angeles County schools have been awarded an Ignite LA Student Science Award, a fellowship program sponsored by the LA-based Durfee Foundation, in partnership with Earthwatch.
Monday, April 07, 2014
It started with a tweet. Ms. Katie Kappler, a sixth-grade environmental science teacher from Plymouth, Indiana, reached out to Earthwatch on Twitter, looking for a scientist to speak to her students on coral reefs and rainforests. Since 1971, Earthwatch has worked hard to execute its mission of delivering enthusiastic citizen scientists to field research. This tweet opened up a perfect window for us to take our mission to educate right into to the classroom.
Friday, April 04, 2014
Reconstructing social networks from hundreds of years ago is much more challenging than finding the connections between people today, thanks to the Internet. In Colorado and New Mexico, Earthwatch volunteers are helping to trace the links between early residents of the American Southwest at a time long before paved roads or mail would have brought them together. A recent discovery has revealed that they’re also connecting the dots between two Earthwatch projects more than one hundred miles away from each other.
Friday, March 21, 2014
The first of the Earthwatch 2014 lecture series explored how in-the-field research and education can help us to understand and resolve environmental challenges in the Sultanate of Oman.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Australian Sea Week, which runs every year from March 3rd to 7th, was a big week for Earthwatch Australia! It was a time to shine a light on national marine science and conservation programs.