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.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Volunteering has become a commonly used corporate tool for encouraging employee growth and opening up interaction with the world beyond glass cubicles. Last month, Nichole Cirillo, director of strategic initiatives at Earthwatch participated in an online discussion for The Guardian with executives from IBM and other North American companies to explore the nature of corporate volunteer activities and discuss what Earthwatch can do to further the mission.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Earthwatch Australia Foundation celebrated its Alumni launch with a breakfast on March 7th. It was an opportunity to bring together Earthwatch fans, including our scientists, staff, and participants. The event exceeded our expectations, with 70 enthusiastic members attending the function. We were also excited to find that our youngest member is 11 and our elder stateswomen is more than 80 years old.