For nearly 50 years, Earthwatch has supported scientists in the field, assisted by citizen science volunteers, to identify sustainable solutions to address some of the greatest environmental challenges humanity has faced. By supporting rigorous, relevant, and impactful science, we have helped to shape environmental policies, conserve threatened species and habitats, and advance the scientific study of global change.
Since 1971, Earthwatch has been pairing citizen science volunteers from all walks of life with scientists to study and protect threatened species and ecosystems in more than 130 countries around the world. We support rigorous, hypothesis-driven scientific research that informs the development of policies and management plans to conserve and restore ecosystem services, biodiversity, and community resilience. As a pioneer in the field of citizen science, Earthwatch has long been on the frontlines of ecological research. At the very heart of these efforts are people—the scientists, citizen science volunteers, and community members who embody our mission, our values, and our belief in a sustainable future.

Mission Statement

Earthwatch connects people with scientists worldwide to conduct environmental research and empowers them with the knowledge they need to conserve the planet.

Program Details

ENGAGE WITH PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES: Earthwatch is a global organization with offices in the U.S., U.K., Australia, India, and Japan. We bring together students, teachers, corporate employees, community members, and the public, in nearly 30 countries around the world.
SUPPORT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: We currently support more than 40 research projects globally that produce rigorous, relevant, and impactful science, address global change, and actively involve citizen-scientist participants. 
PROMOTE EDUCATION: We’re committed to helping educators and students discover and protect our environment through transformational learning experiences that promote environmentally sustainable action. 
PARTNERSHIPS FOR A SUSTAINABLE PLANET: We work with a wide variety of partners, including corporations, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions to implement sustainable policies, processes, and practices that promote environmental responsibility both in and out of the office.
Primary Issue
Climate Change
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