Venture into your own backyard with Earthwatch this summer and have the experience of a lifetime with whales, sharks, mammoths, wolves, and wild horses.
No, we’re not referring to your relatives at a family reunion cookout—we’re talking about Earthwatch’s North America Expeditions, where you can work with scientists in the field to make a difference for the environment.
With more than a dozen projects close to home, Earthwatch makes the whole continent your backyard.
And “close to home” can be pretty wild:
- Ride a sea kayak off British Columbia, Canada and help researchers learn how to protect grey whales on their annual migration.
- Guide your canoe and hike through the peaceful wetlands of Barnegat Bay, one of the United States’ last wild estuaries on the East Coast, and help protect its diamondback turtle population and other species.
- Amaze your senses with the dome of the Arctic sky while helping top scientists meet the challenges of global warming by studying its effects at the edge of the tundra in Manitoba, Canada.
On any one of our North America Expeditions, you’ll be doing good while having fun, and doing so at a fraction of the cost—and with far less advance planning needed—than going to far-off destinations. Plus, you’ll be able to keep close tabs on the changes you’ll help make and know that your summer became part of one local solution to global environmental problems.
Join an Earthwatch expedition in your own backyard. The world’s right here and it needs your help.
President & CEO
P.S. Earthwatch offers unique Family and Teen Team Expeditions throughout North America, as well, so generations can make a difference, together!
Earthwatch Institute is the world’s largest nonprofit environmental volunteer organization. Its mission is to engage people worldwide in field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Founded in Boston 1971, Earthwatch has affiliate offices in the UK, Australia, and Japan. With more than 120 projects in the field in more than 55 countries worldwide, Earthwatch currently focuses its efforts on climate change, endangered species and resources, marine biology and ocean conservation, and threatened traditional cultures.