As summer draws to a close, we welcome many volunteers, scientists, and fellows back from the field. More than 1,850 people became part of the Earthwatch movement this summer by helping conduct research to secure biodiversity, preserve healthy ecosystems, ensure cultural heritage, and fight climate change.
Those who couldn't join us in the field helped in other ways. In May, more than 150 supporters came to the New York Academy of Sciences' LEED-certified headquarters in Manhattan on behalf of Earthwatch's global ocean research and conservation programs.
In August, about 200 people (and one very lost penguin) joined us at Boston's Museum of Science for the Beat the Heat Climate Change Event - and more than 400 followed our climate change efforts via www.twitter.com/tweettheheat.
Even if you can't always go on an expedition—we hope you will join us on one in 2010--you can be part of the movement by attending an Earthwatch event in your area, supporting our research, and connecting with the Earthwatch community online via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
We'll see you there - wherever there is for you!