Earthwatch was born out of a sense of excitement about exploration. We’re a research corps at work, on the frontier of knowledge. But the search for knowledge is not just an adventure. It is a need—both personal and societal. We need to know where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. Earthwatch is a testimony to what people—scientists AND non-scientists—can do when they come together in the name of field research and environmental conservation.
Brian Rosborough — an excerpt from the 1981 report “Earthwatch: The First 10 Years.