EwA connects people to nature systems through ethics, experiential learning, and citizen science
At EwA (Earthwise Aware) we are committed to protect Biodiversity and to connect people to their ecological self.
EwA’s mission is to facilitate learning about nature systems, practice ecological ethics and sound science, and inspire environmental leadership.
Our focus is both local and global in scope. We publish guides and etiquettes for responsible wildlife interaction and stewardship. In the context of our citizen science program, we collect critical biodiversity and phenology data in the field, train citizen scientists and coach field leaders. Our wildlife monitoring projects in the Boston area–our home base–have thus far produced over 33,000 ecological records representing over 2,000 species.
Today, we need you! Your gift will directly benefit our citizen science projects. That is, we'll be able to provide online and field training material, stipends to young college and university interns, as well as run live events accessible to all demographics. This will help raise the profile of citizen science, as well as foster a community of naturalists and citizen scientists empowered by knowledge and the support of a growing community both at home and globally!
Please donate today and share this page with your friends and family. Thanks for your support!
— Claire O'Neill
Your Support Makes It Possible!
🏆 Be the change. Get involved! As an EwA ambassador, your contribution benefits directly the democratization of climate and biodiversity sciences. You enable the improvement of ecological ethical standards. You foster environmental leadership. You empower communities and support our young leaders.
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EwA is a 501(c)(3), your donation is tax-deductible!
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Earthwise Aware is a 501(c)(3) [EIN 82-1292474], your donation is tax-deductible!
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Since we started EwA, we’ve accomplished so much. By now, you know that we develop science-based ecology and wildlife guides and etiquettes, with companion Nature lessons accessible for all globally. Our Nature lessons are also the backbone of our experiential learning events in the region. The most important effort being our public participative science program (a.k.a. citizen science) that we run in the region.
Our science program fills critical climate and biodiversity science gaps. It covers biodiversity occurrence and abundance recording (some focused specifically on insects and relatives), phenology, ecological community assessment. This year we've added a vernal pool awareness and protection program.
This past year, we consolidated our citizen science program in the Fells, with the collaboration of the Friends of the Fells. We also expanded our program and now run a plant visitor survey at the Fresh Pond Reservoir in Cambridge (with the Cambridge Water Department), at Mass Habitat in Belmont (with Mass Audubon Habitat), and at the Community Growing Community in Somerville.
These field study programs are a means to rekindle people to their ecological nature. They help science and their scientists directly. They give us critical keys to understand better and faster a world that is going through a rapid transformation (climate change, invasive species impact, and biodiversity shift and loss).
We pair these field conservation programs with EwA guides and nature lessons accessible online so that these studies can be replicated anywhere. We’re excited about that because citizen science, as a means to connect and nature-coach people, has been part of what we do at EwA from the start. We have tremendous experience in that arena, we have fantastic scientists and expert collaborators, a team of genuine volunteers, and we have great partners.
Why We need Your Help
As of 2019, EwA is run completely on pro bono and volunteer labor. Every EwA patron, from Blue Dasher to North Atlantic Right Whale, helps our young organization to grow sustainably and to enable our communities to be more engaged. Our conservation model is cocreative, so we would love to hear from you–please join our forum and contact us with any ideas or questions you have!
Your donation will help us specifically with the following:
▹ Retain our 501c3 status! (without you we can’t keep this important status)
▹ Continue developing and promoting new guides & etiquettes in collaboration with experts
▹ Develop further our citizen science projects, nature connection & nature leadership programs
▹ Run more nature events in our local habitats for the benefit of the people and our local Nature
▹ Continue reaching out to local and global communities
▹ Recruit talented volunteers & interns
▹ Develop the fundraising & membership structures
Note that donations to Earthwise Aware are not used for any of the volunteer and citizen science trips of the EwA staff and board members.