Earthwatch at Home

Bringing Environmental Science to You

During this period of isolation and social distancing, it's more important than ever to stay connected with each other and with our natural world. Earthwatch at Home offers you the opportunity to do both—to join fellow citizen scientists and take part in urgent conservation research—from your own home. 
 
This “virtual” science and education program includes a four-part climate change learning and action course, standalone classes, and a home-based citizen science research project. Discover and discuss the impacts of the climate crisis, connect in real time with some of our leading scientists from around the world, and take part in critical conservation research from your own home or community.

 

 

Understand the Crisis. Join in the Research. Be Part of the Solution.

Through discussions led by trained environmental facilitators, presentations and live Q&As with leading research scientists, and citizen science training opportunities and resources to help further conservation research around the world, Earthwatch at Home offers a variety of programs geared towards adults from all backgrounds and skill levels. The coronavirus pandemic has shown us how our world can shift in the blink of an eye. It has also given us the rare opportunity to see a glimpse of what the natural world might look like if we were to drastically change our behavior on a global scale. To maintain this momentum, we have a lot of work to do. With the world increasingly and visibly under siege from the effects of the climate crisis, it’s hard not to worry about our future. But there are actions we can take as individuals and as members of a global community to support nature and conserve the environment. 

Through live online activities and discussions led by Earthwatch environmental educators, presentations and Q&As with leading research scientists, and an at-home citizen science research project, Earthwatch at Home is an opportunity for adults of all backgrounds and skill levels to enhance their understanding of climate change and take part in the scientific search for solutions.

Connect with Earthwatch scientists, staff, and other lifelong learners as you examine the science behind climate change, explore its ecosystem and socioeconomic impacts, and identify specific action plans to address ongoing—and newly emerging—challenges. You’ll also conduct and support a “backyard” citizen science project that aims to reduce the decline of pollinators around the world. Get your hands dirty while helping scientists to collect critical data.

 

Program Offerings

Sign up for one of our virtual programs to connect directly with scientists while identifying solutions and actions to combat the climate crisis.

 

 

We are currently applying for funding to expand this program into classrooms and corporate settings. We are unable to offer the climate change course at this point.

  • If you are interested in supporting this program, please reach out to info@earthwatch.org.
  • If you are interested in attending a class in the future, please click through to sign up for our wait list.
  • If you are interested in participating in backyard citizen science, feel free to explore the Pollinator Watch.

 

 

 

In this series of live intimate classes, you'll dive into the data with leading climate scientists, connect with like-minded learners, and contribute directly to environmental research through citizen science.
Four-Part Climate Change Investigation 

In this series of live intimate classes, you'll dive into the data with leading climate scientists, connect with like-minded learners, and contribute directly to environmental research through citizen science.

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Take part in a backyard- or community-based citizen science research project that aims to reduce the continued decline of pollinators around the world by engaging members of the public in data collection activities.
Pollinator Watch

Take part in a backyard- or
community-based citizen science research project that aims to reduce the continued decline of pollinators around the world by engaging members of the public in data collection activities.  

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Participant Requirements 

In the same way that people of all different experience levels are encouraged to join our standard Earthwatch expeditions around the world, Earthwatch at Home is open to adults of all ages and backgrounds, regardless of their prior scientific knowledge or understanding.

 


**While this program is currently designed for adults, we are aiming to develop student-specific virtual learning programs in the future for use in classrooms or at-home learning environments. If you’re interested in these types of programs, please contact us at info@earthwatch.org for related updates and information.  

 

A Few of Our Featured Scientists

Dr Cameron Barrows
Dr. Cameron Barrows

Associate Research
Ecologist

University of California Riverside

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DR. JOHN A. CIGLIANO
Dr. John A. Cigliano

Professor of Biology and Director of Environmental Conservation
Cedar Crest College

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Leeann Fishback
Dr. LeeAnn Fishback

Scientific
Coordinator

Churchill Northern Studies Centre

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