We’re always being told that we should become more green, save endangered species and protect important habitats, but we never really know how to go about it. Environmental charity, Earthwatch is ready to not only tell you how, but show you. Since 1971 the organization has conducted 1,400 conservation research expeditions, turning these overwhelming ideas into reality for thousands of people.
They’ve recently announced six new excursions in 2014 and are looking for people to join expert scientists in some of the most exotic locations around the world. Volunteering and vacationing just became one and the same.
Spend eight days in Colchagua Valley, Chile working in the riverbanks studying the Chilean Mediterranean ecoregion located in the prosperous vineyards
Locate and identify bird and butterfly species, calculate greenhouse gas emissions and talk to Chilean vintners to determine the issues of this rare habitat so both its unique species and wine industry can thrive
Cabin accommodations and fresh Chilean food included
Tracking Predators of the African Savannah
While the sixth expedition appears to have already filled up its 2014 dates, there are 46 more currently available and new ones continuously rolling out. Search for your ideal environmental journey under Earthwatch’s categories of ocean health, climate change, archaeology & culture, and wildlife & ecosystems and filter by date, region and teen or adult trips. Then get ready to change the way you see the world and make a positive impact for its future.