Funding for science has greatly declined in recent years. Earthwatch supports more long-term field research than almost any other organization.
- Mean years of Earthwatch project support: 6.96
- Mean years of NSF project support: 2.75
We invest in the scientists we support, because we believe they are the leaders who will help find solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems. We have supported some of the most eminent ecologists, biologists, archaeologists, and paleontologists since they were students and post-doctoral researchers, contributing to their development over the years.
By harnessing the power of citizen science, you can maximize the impacts of your research. Changing the way the world addresses tough ecological issues means changing the way people see the role of science in finding solutions. Citizen science engages people and empowers them to support environmental research in and out of the field.