Teach Earth United States Expeditions


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EXPEDITIONS

In 2019 Teach Earth Fellows will have the opportunity to test hypotheses, conduct field research, and collect important scientific data on climate change and other environmental issues on one of the following expeditions*:


Conserving Wetlands and Traditional Agriculture in Mexico City

There have been major changes in water and soil quality in the wetlands of Xochimilco due to more intensive farming methods, urban development, and exotic species introduction. Help to gather critical data on the presence of endemic species and water and soil quality. This data will be used to increase local awareness of the benefits of traditional agriculture and subsequently, improve ecosystem health. 


Climate Change and Caterpillars in Arizona

The project is a natural history compilation of data and the effect of climate change on the interactions among caterpillars, plants and parasitoids from many different sites, including Arizona. Help scientists untangle the complex relationships between caterpillars, the plants they eat, the parasitoids that eat them, and the changes in climate that will reshape forests. Prepare to be dazzled by the array of shapes and colors that caterpillars come in, most of which serve as natural defenses against their predators.


Climate Change and Caterpillars in Ecuador

The project is a natural history compilation of data and the effect of climate change on the interactions among caterpillars, plants and parasitoids from many different sites, including Arizona. Help scientists untangle the complex relationships between caterpillars, the plants they eat, the parasitoids that eat them, and the changes in climate that will reshape forests. Prepare to be dazzled by the array of shapes and colors that caterpillars come in, most of which serve as natural defenses against their predators.


Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge

The captivating landscape of the Arctic may cease to exist if we cannot find ways to protect it. You’ll measure evidence of global warming near Churchill, a small town on Hudson Bay that’s on the front line of climate change. Help researchers as they learn all they can about this fragile environment.

*expedition offerings may expand throughout the year with additional funding.



Teach Earth Information.


Teach Earth expeditions offer first-hand learning experiences

First-hand learning experiences can foster impactful lessons.


“There is something to be gained from the interpersonal experiences resulting from working with, sharing meals with, and interacting with scientists from around the world.”
Charlie La Rosa, 2017 Fellow



Teach Earth allows you to gain research skills

Use your talents to gain research skills.



“It's not every day that we, as teachers in Los Angeles, get to have this chance to be connected to a world that is greater than our city and for this I am truly grateful.”
Abraham Orozco, 2017 Fellow





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