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.
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…
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.
A student fellowship program sends 60 Los Angeles County students on field research expeditions across the country this summer.
Earlier this spring, the European Cetacean Society held its 31st annual conference in Denmark, attended by experts from all over Europe and other parts of the world, including the team of researchers from the Earthwatch expedition Tracking Dolphins in the Adriatic Sea.