There are a variety of ways that philanthropic foundations or individuals can support the work of Earthwatch.
Donate to Earthwatch Science
We guarantee that 100% of donations to Earthwatch's Research Fund will be used to support scientific research projects. Donations can be directed to a specific Earthwatch Expedition or Priority Research Area or contribute to the overall Research Fund. A donation to our Research Fund allows Earthwatch to continue our support of critical environmental research.
Sponsor an Earthwatch Fellowship
Earthwatch Expeditions are life changing experiences that show individuals that they can make a difference and be part of the solution to achieving a sustainable future. A fully funded Fellowship on an Earthwatch Expedition provides many personal benefits including the practical skills and motivation to get others involved in working towards a sustainable future. By sponsoring an Earthwatch Fellowship, we are able to provide individuals, many of whom may otherwise not have the opportunity, to get involved and get inspired through an Earthwatch Expedition.
Support an Earthwatch Program
Earthwatch runs a number of programs based around our research projects that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the participants. These programs are modified from the standard Earthwatch model to address the explicit learning needs of the team and may include workshops or lectures, be customised for specific groups such as teachers or young scientists or be of shorter duration. Earthwatch programs in need of support are:
Young people aged 16 - 18 from across Australia join student-only teams during the school holidays and learn first hand about conservation research. Click here for an example of outcomes achieved through previous support for this program.
This program aims to give tertiary students the chance to experience the challenges and rewards of scientific field research whilst widening their professional network and improving their teamwork and communication skills.
TeachLive is an innovative teaching and learning program which places teachers on Earthwatch research projects where they not only receive a unique professional development experience but also get to link back to their students in the classroom via a dedicated TeachLive website http://www.teachlive.org.au/.
Indigenous participants are recruited from the traditional owners of the country where the research project is being carried out. Indigenous fellows provide valuable insight into the importance of country to traditional owners and are able to learn about western-based resource science and how this can work together with traditional practices to ensure a sustainable environment. Click here for an example of outcomes achieved through previous support for this program.
The Asian Conservation Training Program aims to build capacity in environmental research and conservation across the Asian region by giving young scientists and conservation workers the chance to participate on Earthwatch projects to learn from our research scientists and build networks with other participants.
Climate change related effects on rainfall and temperature are causing changes in plant flowering times and animal breeding and migration cycles. ClimateWatch is a monitoring program that will allow community groups, schools and individuals to develop their understanding of climate change and natural processes and contribute to the work of the scientific community by making and recording their observations of the natural world.