Teach Earth United States Expeditions

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We are currently in the process of confirming expeditions for 2019.

This past year, Teach Earth Fellows had the opportunity to test hypotheses, conduct field research, and collect important scientific data on climate change and other environmental issues on one of the following expeditions*:

Conserving Wetlands and Traditional Agriculture in Mexico City

There have been major changes in water and soil quality in the wetlands of Xochimilco due to more intensive farming methods, urban development, and exotic species introduction. Help to gather critical data on the presence of endemic species and water and soil quality. This data will be used to increase local awareness of the benefits of traditional agriculture and subsequently, improve ecosystem health. 

Climate Change and Caterpillars in Ecuador & Arizona

The project is a natural history compilation of data and the effect of climate change on the interactions among caterpillars, plants and parastoids from many different sites, including Arizona and Ecuador.

Climate Change at the Arctic’s Edge

You’ll measure evidence of global warming near Churchill, a small town on Hudson Bay that’s on the front line of climate change. 

Monkeys, Parrots, and Other Wildlife in the Forests of Costa Rica

For this research project the volunteers help observe and record which wildlife species (mainly birds, primates, and lizards) are visiting the trees and eating the fruits. This data will be used to explore whether their behaviors are likely to lead to effective seed dispersal. 

*expedition offerings may expand throughout the year with additional funding.

Teach Earth Information.

Teach Earth expeditions offer first-hand learning experiences

First-hand learning experiences can foster impactful lessons.

“There is something to be gained from the interpersonal experiences resulting from working with, sharing meals with, and interacting with scientists from around the world.”
Charlie La Rosa, 2017 Fellow

Teach Earth allows you to gain research skills

Use your talents to gain research skills.

“It's not every day that we, as teachers in Los Angeles, get to have this chance to be connected to a world that is greater than our city and for this I am truly grateful.”
Abraham Orozco, 2017 Fellow


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