Tuesday, 16 June 2015
For some people the thought of a new species of spider in a country that has some of the deadliest is not such a beautiful thing. For PhD candidate Sophie Harrison, University of Adelaide, she couldn’t be more delighted to have met a new eight-legged furry-friend in far north Australia earlier this month.
Ms Harrison was part of the Bush Blitz project - a pioneering nature-discovery partnership between the Australian Government, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Earthwatch Australia – which descended on Judbarra/Gregory National Park 25 May in search of new species.
Monday, 15 June 2015
Unconventional fellowship program sends 50 students on field research expeditions every summer
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LOS ANGELES/BOSTON, June 16, 2015—Fifty high school sophomores and juniors from Los Angeles are soon to embark on field research expeditions where they will help scientists tackle critical conservation challenges around the United States. They join the ranks of more than 1200 students who have been awarded fellowships since the inception of a partnership in 1990 between Earthwatch Institute and the LA-based Durfee Foundation.
Monday, 15 June 2015
Every year, 21 generous foundations, corporations, and individuals provide the support we need to offer student and teacher fellowship opportunities. This month, 129 fellows will join leading scientists on expeditions around the world. Here’s just one story of a Durfee-supported fellow that reflects the inspiring butterfly effects we often see as a result of our fellowship programs.
Monday, 8 June 2015
As we celebrate World Oceans Day, here are a few ideas on how you can help protect this extraordinary environment. We also invite you to explore a spectacular coral reef, from wherever you are, right now.
Friday, 5 June 2015
Earthwatch scientist Dr. Charlotte Hall spoke about the FreshWater Watch initiative at the British Ecological Society (BES) and Société Française d’Ecologie meeting in Lille, just before Christmas. A report on the event has since been published in an edition of the BES Bulletin – featuring a summary of Dr. Hall’s talk.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
An Emeritus Chairman of Earthwatch, Professor David Macdonald, CBE, has been ranked third in a list of Britain’s 50 most influential conservation heroes according to BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Friday, 15 May 2015
The audience in the Royal Geographical Society was transported to muddy mangrove forests in Kenya and vibrant coral reefs of the Seychelles as leading marine scientists spoke at the second Earthwatch Event of 2015.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
The Manta ray has long been a creature of myth and legend, historically feared for their size and power. They were worshipped by the Peruvian Moche people and sailors believed they could sink boats by pulling on the anchors. Despite being named the “Australian devilray”, “great devilfish” and the “sea devil”, the manta is a placid creature. Unlike other ray species, the manta doesn’t even have a stinger!
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
This multimedia story takes a closer look at Churchill, Manitoba as a “canary in the coal mine” of the large-scale challenge of climate change. Filled with images, videos, and vignettes about Earthwatch volunteers in Churchill, pick and choose what you want to read--or read the whole thing through.
Monday, 30 March 2015
Data collected in FreshWater Watch is providing vital information on the health of our planet's freshwater, and improving our understanding of how water bodies behave. Earthwatch is pleased to reveal the findings so far.