07 April 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.
04 April 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.
02 April 2014
A group of students from Skyline High School in Sammamish, Washington just returned from Earthwatch's Amazon Riverboat expedition with a lot of memories. Gretel von Bargen, the advanced-level biology teacher who led the group, shared her wrap-up and a few of her student’s words with us.
28 March 2014
Loomis Chaffee high school students from Windsor, CT traveled to the Arctic Circle to study and explore their school theme of the year—climate change. Days of capturing data, and even counting pine needles, led to this poem by one of their students.
26 March 2014
Livestock and game farmers in Africa often think of cheetahs as no more than very fast killers of their valuable animals. For almost 20 years, Earthwatch worked to change that through our partnership with the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia.
21 March 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.
19 March 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.
19 March 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.
19 March 2014
The latest Bush Blitz expedition has returned from the central highlands of Tasmania. The team of 29 scientists, project staff, and BHP Billiton employees, spent ten intensive days researching the plant and animal species of this wild corner of Australia.
18 March 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.