Earthwatch Student Expeditions [Name of High School]. [Teacher Name] presents: Saving Joshua Tree. What is earthwatch ?.
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Saving Joshua Tree
Since 1971, Earthwatch has made it possible for people from all walks of life to join leading scientists around the world to help with crucial environmental research.
To engage students worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Earthwatch has 23 Student Expeditions in 16 countries.
Earthwatch offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to conserve and explore our planet while delving into one of four research areas.
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Research teams are typically composed of three to five staff members, plus one or more teacher chaperones—so your teen is in excellent hands!
Students who travel internationally before the age of 18 do better.
Source: The Student Youth & Travel Association, The Impact of Early Travel Experiences (2010 survey).
Help scientists understand and preserve the fragile Mojave Desert. Under the expert guidance of two researchers with a combined 50 years of experience in the field, you’ll have the chance to interpret and shape the future of one of the natural world’s most precious places.
Build the world’s largest collection of data. Help scientists collect crucial data on the Mojave Desert ecosystem.
Study climate change. Research environmental variables—such as wildfires and persistent droughts—to help conserve Joshua Tree National Park.
Collect data on species. Study the effects of climate change on 40 species throughout the park.
Provide people-power. Support Joshua Tree National Park conservation.
Live at a research station near the Black Rock Visitor Center in Joshua Tree National Park.
Stay in houses and dorms with shared bathrooms, refrigerators, and Internet access.
Enjoy typical American fare: soups, stews, casseroles, salads, pasta, and California-style Mexican food.
Dr. Cameron BarrowsAssociate Research EcologistUniversity of California Riverside
Dr. Barrows, an environmental scientist with three decades of field work experience, led an Earthwatch Expedition in the 1980s doing research in northern California’s redwood and Douglas fir forests. Today, he’s taking teams into the deserts of Joshua Tree National Park.
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