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Earthwatch Institute

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1971
Headquarters
  • Western Avenue Boston, MA, U.S.A.
Trips
  • 1

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Earthwatch Institute Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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Earthwatch is amazing! September 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Earthwatch is amazing! I have been on 8 expeditions and each one was different in respect to accommodations and so forth, but they were all successful in that I learned from hands-on experience. I came back enriched and proud to be part of the team experience offered by this organization. I have traveled from Iceland to Washington State and have the most fond and vivid memories of each experience. We can all take a vacation but Earthwatch satisfies something inside of me that makes me proud to know I have contributed to a larger cause. Linda Johnson Banks
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Incredible! August 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thanks for the incredible Retreat to Catalina Island. You guys are great!

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I will never forget staying at the incredible Tambopata Research Center April 2014

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I will never forget staying at the incredible Tambopata Research Center (2004) near the world famous clay lick .
At the clay lick just before dawn you think you are somewhere in heaven as you wait for the dawn to come and then you start to hear them coming ...until there are literally 100s flying around the clay lick …and then all at once the bravest of them fly down to the clay lick ....and it is then after that first one flys down … that they all begin flying down …….and you watch in tears .......as the "dance" begins!
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Spend 1-2 weeks helping scientists get info, get to know one area really well. February 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
My wife and I have been on 6 Earthwatch expeditions, and are getting ready for our next with Whooping Cranes on the Texas coast. The others have included catching and banding migrating birds in Hungary, world's biggest bighorn sheep in Gobi Desert of Mongolia, Asian elephant behavior in Thailand, and most recently helping apple growers in the Himalayas adapt to global warming's effect on pollinating insects. You don't have to know much about the research in advance--they teach you what to do and why. Earthwatch team members are volunteers in citizen science, a team of 8-12 people usually observing and counting efforts to assist gathering info in field biology, sociology, archeology, oceanography, and there are projects all over the world in all months. We choose one we can tie to a trip to a foreign country so it's not a separate plane trip halfway around the world. We pay our own expenses (tax deductible), but they provide lodging, meals, opportunity for learning about the area besides the research focus.
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Earthwatch Institute is a tour operator that engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. 

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From Earthwatch Institute

Together with leading scientists, we create impactful field research experiences that facilitate and disseminate world-class scientific research. We measure our success through outcomes such as peer-reviewed publications produced by our researchers and our outreach events that engage wider audiences with our work.

We work from several offices, located in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and Brazil. We work with the general public, scientists, communities, educators, students, and corporate fellows. Our projects take place in more than forty countries around the globe.

 

 

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Highlights

  • Survey and observe birds. You'll check nest boxes set up by the researchers throughout the mountains, and learn to identify birds by their songs.
  • Track biodiversity. On your long-hike days, you will take note of all the plants and animals you see and monitor camera traps set up by the researchers.
  • Monitor small mammals. Keep an eye on the health of vole, mouse, and shrew populations by capturing them, collects measurements, and safely releasing them.
  • Survey bats. On some evenings, you will walk paths and count all the bats you see or detect with special sensors.
  • Assess vegetation. In preset research plots, you will measure trees and record the timing of natural events like fruiting and flowering.
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