Philanthropic support allows Earthwatch to involve a broader range of people in our work particularly those who will benefit greatly from the experience such as:
- Young people disadvantaged by region, ethnic or socio-economic background
- High achieving young people looking for meaningful development opportunities
- Teachers working in rural and remote communities
- Indigenous rangers
- Scientists and conservation workers from developing countries
- University students studying in environmental and biological science fields
By giving people, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, a chance to join an Earthwatch expedition we feel we are supporting the wider community to actively contribute to their sustainable future; demonstrating that it really is possible to make a difference. Earthwatch expeditions are a great way to engage people because they are excellent personal development experiences. They challenge people to step outside their comfort zone and do things they never knew they could, with a team of people from all walks of life.
In addition to giving people the chance to contribute to genuine conservation research, Earthwatch Expeditions have many positive learning outcomes, particularly for high school students, early career scientists and those looking to work in the conservation field. The research techniques, teamwork experience and communication skills gained during an Earthwatch Expedition are essential to such participants and transfer easily to the benefit of their daily lives.
The personal growth and skills that individuals gain by participating in an Earthwatch expedition are invaluable to their self confidence. They come away with real experiences that will better equip them in the future, such as the ability to make more informed study choices, enhanced capacity to support their organisations or a more confident teacher.
Read about Earthwatch's engagement programs and the ways in which they can be supported
Learn about the various organisations who have or are currently providing Earthwatch engagement programs with philanthropic support.