Get a chance to make a real difference for people and nature. Discover Earthwise Aware (EwA)’s work documenting nature in the Greater Boston Area, why it is critical, and how you can volunteer or intern with us.
The natural world starts right here where we live: in our cities, our streets, our gardens, our public green spaces, parks, and reservations. This means you can have an extraordinary, positive impact on our natural world, helping grassroots environmental organizations do the work that matters because the outcomes are concrete and empower communities. When you engage with EwA, you help protect urban biodiversity, including native species and pollinators, documenting invasives and monitoring habitats while mentoring our future environmental leaders and coaching our communities. By doing so, you contribute to a thriving, healthy planet.
Booth activity: Learn how to document species, their life cycles, and their interactions with their habitat.
Kendall/MIT Open Space
292 Main Street
Earthwise Aware (EwA) runs a nature conservation program that supports biodiversity and climate research while advancing the democratization of science.
EwA promotes a form of scientific contribution and experiential learning that is systems-based focusing on in situ species interactions. The program covers various habitats in the Greater Boston Area and fills essential data gaps, revealing a continuous natural history of these habitats.
Since 2018, EwA’s citizen scientists have collected more than 270,000 dedicated phenological observations and over 130,000 biodiversity records of a great variety of animal and plant species. The data is aggregated into open and global databases. To drive societal change, comprehensive annual reports tell a rich story of communities invested in understanding species diversity, their habitats, and the effects of land use and climate change.
The program empowers its participants and contributes critical information to local, national, and global projects. EwA’s model is successful because it deeply connects all involved by making nature science accessible while having a great community and scientific impact.