Earthwatch connects zoos and aquariums
with wildlife in their natural habitat…
Earthwatch works to connect people with animals through powerful, hands-on interaction to promote conservation.
The pressures of climate change, habitat degradation, and biodiversity loss are now more prominent than ever, and Earthwatch knows how crucial it is to get people of all ages and backgrounds involved in planet-saving efforts.
By partnering with Earthwatch, zoos and aquariums can enhance their ability to foster connections and take leadership of environmental awareness and action to the next level.
We can help connect your organization and its stakeholders to animals in the wild.
- Exclusive expeditions for zoo and aquarium staff.
Offer your staff a unique professional development opportunity and give them a chance to study animals in their native habitats and share experiences and ideas with their peers. Earthwatch Expeditions motivate staff and equip them to speak on the environmental issues that affect the animals that they care for. By sharing personal stories of the connections they've made, participants will be able to educate people in a more intimate way and truly make conservation science real.
- Customized expedition groups for your zoo or aquarium volunteers: Your volunteers provide invaluable support to your organization, show your appreciation by sending them on an Earthwatch expedition. With a range of expeditions for both adults and teens, Earthwatch helps to expand volunteer connections with the natural world. Choose to enhance and brand this experience by sending along one of your curators to join the journey!
- Offer your zoo or aquarium members and supporters the chance to participate on an Earthwatch Expedition: Like Earthwatch, many zoos and aquariums depend on the support of a network of people committed to animals and their environments. Offer your Board Members, docents, high-level donors, and constituents the opportunity to connect with the animals they support on a more intimate level by actively helping to save them in the wild.
- Co-fund Earthwatch research projects with zoo and aquarium lead scientists. We have an unmatched record of successful collaborations with scientists and are currently working with The Denver Zoo in Mongolia and The Bristol Zoo on Robben Island, South Africa. Learn more about Earthwatch research programs and how to submit a proposal here.
- Joint Fundraising events to support new or existing exhibits.
After Earthwatch hosted a fundraising event to promote the San Francisco Zoo's Madagascar exhibit, a group of high-level donors and members from the zoo went on an Earthwatch expedition in Madagascar.
The common goal with all Earthwatch partnerships is to educate students, teachers, and the general public about critical conservation issues. Reach these audiences with a co-branded message and integrate your mission into classrooms.
For more information on exciting zoo and aquarium opportunities, please email James Fry, Director of Institutional Partnerships, or call 1-800-776-0188 ext 221.
Terms and Conditions
To qualify for the reduced contribution, you may sign up online or by phone and you must pay in full on a non-refundable/non-transferable basis. The reduced contribution is only applicable to Wildlife & Ecosystem and Ocean Health expeditions. You must note the promotional code in your online signup or ask for the reduced contribution via phone at the time of your sign-up to receive it. Earthwatch cannot apply a reduction later. This offer is not available on the following expeditions: any Teen expedition; any Short Duration expedition; and On the Trail of Giant Pandas in China. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Should you have an existing reservation with Earthwatch, it is not eligible for this offer, even if you cancel and attempt to re-register for your expedition place. Earthwatch reserves the right to modify this offer at any time without notice.