Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Wow. I’m back in Boston after a whirlwind weekend in New York City for the People’s Climate March. The March surpassed everyone’s expectations, drawing over 400,000 people (only 100,000 were expected) including policy makers, environmental and social activists, students, scientists, business leaders, labor workers, doctors, celebrities, and many more. Some of the more high-profile marchers were UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Scientist Jane Goodall, former Vice President Al Gore, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, and newly appointed UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio. The march in New York was just a piece of the movement too. More than 2,600 events in over 150 countries over the weekend showcased the global People’s Climate Mobilization.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Hi Earthwatchers! My name is Greg and I’m a new Research Intern at Earthwatch’s Boston office. This weekend I will be traveling to New York City to join in the People’s Climate March. If you haven’t heard of the March, it’s a global movement to raise awareness about the serious and immediate issue of climate change. Promising to be the largest climate march in history, with over 1400 collaborating organizations from businesses to schools to environmental groups, the People’s Climate March hopes to inspire politicians and world leaders to recognize and take action on global climate issues through peaceful demonstration and the sheer enormity of public participation. The “march” part of the People’s Climate March is happening this Sunday, September 21st starting at 11:30 am and other related events, demonstrations, and presentations will be occurring all weekend.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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.