If you are eager to get out and make a difference but don't have much time then our weekend expeditions are for you. It is a great opportunity to join Earthwatch scientists at their field sites for a snap shot of life in the field, learning new skills and appreciating the environmental issues.
If you're not sure if the Earthwatch research experience is for you our weekend expeditions are a great way to have a small sample of life in the field.
As an Earthwatch Weekend Volunteer, you will participate in some of the activities and share some of the experiences of volunteers on a standard expedition.
Getting children involved in science at an early age helps to hone critical thinking skills and develop an appreciation for the natural world. Earthwatch expeditions make great hands-on family learning experiences, and provide inspiration and a model for personal involvement in taking care of our planet. Family expeditions allow kids as young as 10 to join in the fun.
Upcoming family expeditions
Bandicoots on the Brink - family camping weekend 18 to 20 November
Enjoy the privilege of sleeping out inside the North Head Sanctuary while helping save the long-nosed bandicoot from extinction. Spend your nights spotlighting for animals and your days setting lures to attract animals to camera traps and watching videos to see which animals have visited during the night. Costs are $195 Adult, $155 Child (children aged 10-17 only) and include all accomodation and food.
Bandicoots on the Brink - family day 21 May
Explore the stunning headland that is North Head Sanctuary while setting up camera traps and lures to attract animals to the traps. Keep your eyes peeled for echidnas, bird life, water dragons and of course bandicoots.
See Bandicoots on the Brink expedition page for further information.