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Earthwatch Expeditions, Inc.
August 20, 2010

Volunteering with Earthwatch allowed me to participate in scientific research. As a high school science teacher, I could "bring my students along" virtually through photos, videos, blogging and a live camera session. We took baseline data on trees in a wooded area (diameter, position, species, condition, etc.) for future comparisons by scientists investigating the effects of global climate change on forests. In the evenings and off times, it was interesting to share experiences with educators from all over the country. The scientists also educated us on climate change issues. I love being able to contribute to science!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Sharing results with other educators.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

involve more science teachers, more frequently.

More feedback

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

being able to contribute to science using my expertise, and being able to bring this experience to my students in the classroom.

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

kind, intelligent, and treated us as valued members of the team.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world.

Ways to make it better...

my plane hadn't been delayed in Atlanta for 2 days!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting volunteers who don't think this is too difficult for them to do.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this was an awesome experience!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Tagging trees at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.