Earthwatch recruits high school volunteers to assist scientists on field research and conservation expeditions in the US and around the world. The organization sponsors scholars in every field of study, from archaeology to marine biology and zoology. Projects include whale and dolphin surveys, archaeological excavations, rain forest mapping, animal behavior research and climate change studies, among others. Participants need not possess any special skills, as training is provided. Teen teams include additional organized group activities, as well as presentations on research and career development.
|Name||Earthwatch Teen Expeditions|
|Program Focuses & Features||Adventure Travel, Archaeology, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science, Exploration, Geology, Hiking, History, Marine Biology/Studies, Mountain Trips, Peace/Cross-cultural Studies, Science, Scuba Diving, Swimming, Wilderness Camping|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||10-PG|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 15-18|
|Director||Kate Quinn, Program Manager|
|Residential Fee||$1295-3725 (+airfare), 1-2 weeks.|
|Dates & Sessions||June-Aug; 15 sessions, 1-2 weeks long|