Earthwatch Teen Expeditions are designed specifically and exclusively for 15 to 18 year olds, and are completely different than any other experience teenagers can have.
Earthwatch knows that young people recognise their role in tackling today's most pressing environmental concerns. So we're empowering them to be part of the solution.
The granite mountains and craggy coasts of the islands that make up Acadia are famous for their beauty and their wildlife; however, the habitat is threatened by the effects of climate change. Acadia’s scientists are exploring the impacts of warming temperatures, mercury pollution, and ocean acidification on plants and wildlife, on land, in ponds, and within the intertidal zone.
The data is being compared to more than 120 years of detailed natural history observations to compare current patterns to. And that’s where Earthwatch volunteers come in – to help collect similar data that can be compared to this extended time-series data-set. Few places in the country have such a rich pool of observations to draw from and make comparisons to.
Help scientists tell the story of how humans are reshaping Acadia, which they hope will inspire policies that will help safeguard this iconic American habitat.