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Spring Power & Gas Partners with Earthwatch Institute to Encourage Environmental Stewardship for Female Students

Spring Power & Gas, a retail energy provider of electricity and gas supply services for Maryland and New Jersey, is partnering with Earthwatch Institute, a global environmental nonprofit organization, to sponsor a student for the “Climate Change: Sea to Trees at Acadia National Park” expedition. The winner of the fellowship was Sophia Ludtke, a freshman at Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ.

Earthwatch Partners with Malibu Rum!

Starting today, Earthwatch’s Tracking Sea Turtles in the Bahamas expedition is being highlighted as part of Malibu’s #BecauseSummer advertising campaign, featuring a video created by Vice Media. The video features Earthwatch Lead Scientist Annabelle Brooks and six millennial Instagram celebrities—including professional surfer Alana Blanchard—who are passionate about conservation and will help spread the word amongst their millions of social media followers. 

The Night Watch

When sea turtle researcher María Teresa Koberg first arrived in Playa Grande, Costa Rica in 1988 to study nesting sea turtles, Doña Esperanza Rodriguez, a respected community leader, was concerned. At the time, Playa Grande was a dangerous place, particularly for a sea turtle researcher. People were arriving on the beaches from all over the country to harvest eggs from the turtles’ nests, and Esperanza and her family were involved in managing these efforts. She knew that María Teresa’s life was in danger…

Drought, Meadows, and Climate Change in California’s Sierra Nevada

Loney Meadow, in Sierra Nevada, California, is a 40-acre wet meadow facing climate related disturbances to its uniquely important ecosystem. The functions of the meadow, including water filtration and storage, flood attenuation, and carbon storage, are threatened by the extreme weather conditions incited by our changing climate. Since 2014, Earthwatch volunteers have worked in Loney Meadow collecting data, such as the timing and amount of water moving through, the flora and fauna that live in, and amount of carbon being stored and released, that will aid in the restoration of this ecosystem and prove the benefits of restoring the meadow.

Earthwatch Program Sheds Light on Trees in Cambridge

Newly published results demonstrate the power of citizens and scientists working together on urban resiliency

BOSTON, June 13, 2017--More than 500 “citizen scientist” volunteers—from school teachers to students, corporate employees, retirees, and more—measured and monitored nearly 9,000 trees that comprise Cambridge’s urban canopy, far surpassing what city officials could have done on their own.


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