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09 Jul

Earthwatch Unlocked

When I first started at Earthwatch about a year and a half ago, I had trouble summing up exactly what we do here. People would ask about my new employer, and I’d say something like, “Well, we organize these scientific expeditions all over the world, but for people who aren’t scientists . . . it’s like they’re on vacation, but they go to do research on the environment and culture and other stuff . . . it’s really great!” This summary would invariably lead to more questions than it answered. The people who go on Earthwatch trips aren’t scientists? Then why are they doing research? Who wants to go on a vacation like that?

Now I’ve just returned from my first Earthwatch expedition, and I know exactly who wants to go: people who are curious about the world and hungry to learn more about it. I had the opportunity to…

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Posted by on July 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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