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The results of the RiverWatch: Plastic Pollution pilot study

The pilot study results of RiverWatch: Plastic Pollution are in!

Through this project, volunteers count the number of plastic items they find in a sample area along a waterway. The data submitted can help us to identify the biggest sources of plastic pollution, and potential solutions for reducing it at a national and international level. 

You can join RiverWatch: Plastic Pollution, along with other exciting citizen science projects, by signing up to Earthwatchers.

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Celebrating our 50th anniversary: Citizen science - what it is and why it matters

If you’re wondering what makes Earthwatch unique, we can sum it up in two words: citizen science.

But what exactly is citizen science? And why are we so passionate about it? Three Earthwatch researchers explain what it means to them and their projects, and the difference citizen science can make to environmental management and policy.

Daniel, Izzy and Martha

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Guest blog: The experience of an Earthwatchers Tree Tracker

When I read that Earthwatch was going to create a group for volunteers to help environmental research I decided to take part. I liked the idea of becoming an Earthwatcher, and waited eagerly for 1 February when more information would be forthcoming.

Having read the different options I elected to do the tree survey. I chose a beautiful big oak tree not that far from home which is situated on the edge of a park beside a residential cul-de-sac. I often walk my dog in the area, and my sister lives nearby so I know the tree well.

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