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Review for Earthwatch Expeditions, Inc., Maynard, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Participating as a volunteer with Earthwatch was exactly what I needed to re-confirm what I already knew about myself (that I want to be a wildlife biologist). I first participated with Earthwatch in 2010. I traveled to Nova Scotia to volunteer on a small mammal project. The hands-on experience was fantastic and exciting to me, especially since I enjoy fieldwork. The scientists were amazing and very informative. For me, volunteering through Earthwatch gave me several things including (1) hands-on experience in wildlife biology, (2) travel, (3) see parts of Nova Scotia that most tourists wouldn't get to experience, (4) make a contribution to the scientific community, (5) meet people from around the world with similar interests, and (6) to meet scientists from other countries. This is a great way to give back to the environment, learn, travel, and to meet new people. I am looking forward to participating with Earthwatch again in 2013. I plan on volunteering through Earthwatch for as long as I am physically able to do so. If you are a teen (15 to 18), you can still volunteer. There are opportunities specifically for teens. They also have ones that are specifically geared towards families. There are opportunities for people of all ages and physical ability. Although it is a little on the expensive side, it is nothing compared to the experience and the memories that will obviously last a life time.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Earthwatch Expeditions, Inc., Maynard, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Earthwatch is a great organization to volunteer for and I hope to particpate in one of their volunteer research expeditions again (next summer).

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to interact with scientists doing real research, gain research experience (I'm a grad student in Wildlife Biology), travel to another country, and to volunteer in the area of wildlife studies.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

absolutely wonderful and had great stories to share.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I helped researchers with small mammal trapping and scat surveys.