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.
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.
02 March 2014
Earthwatch’s pioneering freshwater research programme to study and protect global water quality is going from success to success as a second major company joins and we recruit more than 1,500 Citizen Science Leaders.
24 January 2014
Dr. Kathy Townsend, the lead scientist on Earthwatch’s Project Manta expedition, is urging Australians to do more than just enjoy the ocean this summer (December through February in the Southern Hemisphere). She has asked divers and snorkelers along Australia’s east and west coasts to photograph the undersides of manta rays, each of which has unique markings on its belly, so scientists can identify and protect more of these threatened creatures.
08 January 2014
The Earthwatch Community Fellows program helps locals get actively involved in our expeditions, enabling them to conserve the habitat in their own backyards. It builds and nurtures trust between the scientists and the community—an invaluable step that can go a long way in fragile environments.
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.
09 July 2013
Earthwatch’s Lloyd Figgins is now 45 days into his Atlantic rowing challenge. Listen to an update live from the ocean.
29 June 2012
Earthwatch has announced an HSBC Water Programme that will see up to 100,000 HSBC employees engaged in online learning and ongoing self-directed data collection.
03 April 2012
Data collected by Earthwatch volunteers inform a plan to conserve Jamaican coral reefs.