Earthwatch Launches One-Day Freshwater Expedition for Corporate Partners
This fall, Earthwatch will launch a "Scientist for a Day" program in the Greater Boston area. Focusing on freshwater, Earthwatch is working with the Charles River Watershed Association on an extensive water quality monitoring program along the Muddy River, a major tributary to the Charles River, located in Brookline, MA.
Earthwatch is inviting corporations to engage their employees in this and other one-day expeditions. The goal of the program is to provide corporate organizations with a better knowledge and understanding of key environmental issues, while also demonstrating how the experience will tie back to their own companies.
"Boston is home to Earthwatch's world headquarters and we are so proud to be able to launch an immersive water program for the corporate community in our own backyard," said Grace Velardi, Senior Director of Corporate Development and Foundations at Earthwatch. "We hope this unique one-day experience will allow more organizations to engage their employees in environmental field research."
Participants in this expedition will learn about the major issues in urban watersheds and actively participate in collecting samples from outfall pipes that discharge to the Muddy River. This data collection and research will help monitor the Muddy River and the levels of bacterial pollution that affect the surrounding parklands of Boston’s Emerald Necklace—a much-needed green space in this dense neighborhood.
Companies interested in learning more about this innovative program should contact Patrick Manchon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-450-1210.