04 February 2014
Although named the common loon, little is known about this migratory bird’s behavior and its significance as an indicator of aquatic and marine health. Earthwatch scientist, Jim Paruk, has passionately studied this bird for over two decades and is discovering, among other things, that the 2010 gulf oil spill might have severe long-lasting effects on this threatened North American species.
17 December 2013
When Marta Edgar, a psychologist and nature lover, decided to spend her Christmas vacation on an Earthwatch Expedition, little did she know that it would help her realize an old dream.
16 December 2013
It’s a long way from the oak-shaded streets of Stellenbosch University to the wooded expanses of the southern section of Africa’s Great Rift Valley in Malawi. But that's where several post-graduate students are helping with important environmental research.
09 December 2013
Earthwatch has partnered with Dave Rearick, captain of the 40-foot ocean racing sailboat Bodacious Dream, to incorporate citizen science into his solo journey around the world.
An avid sailor who first began piloting boats in his teens on Lake Michigan, Dave Rearick always dreamed of circumnavigating the globe alone—one of the most solitary journeys imaginable. Now the journey has begun, and he's taken the Earthwatch commitment to research along with him.
25 November 2013
At Earthwatch, we get especially excited during the holiday season, because it’s when we start looking for new compelling and important scientific research to support. See what made our wish list.
20 October 2013
A legal global trade in threatened species: Bad to the Bone?
Intellectual rigor and passionate beliefs made for a stimulating debate, as two teams considered the question: "Is it time to reconsider a legal global trade in tiger, elephant and rhino products?"
26 September 2013
Earthwatch is thrilled to announce five of nine new expedition opportunities for volunteers in 2014. From swimming after turtles in the Bahamas to wine-tasting for science in Chile, the array of new expeditions covers the interests of all volunteers.
18 September 2013
Microbats are the most well represented group of mammals still occurring in the Melbourne, Australia region. This Earthwatch expedition is a finalist in The Melbourne Awards for contribution to sustainability by community organization.
30 August 2013
TeachWild was developed by Earthwatch to help Australians understand the extent of marine debris and its impact on Australian wildlife.
29 August 2013
Tim Rivett shares his story about his time on Wildlife of Australia’s Cloud Forest with Earthwatch and how it changed his life.