A Message from the EwA Community » Help Us Help Nature: Communities, Ecology, and Participatory Science [➔]

In the tradition of renowned naturalists, Earthwise Aware (EwA) promotes nature conservation as a way of life through advocacy, next-generation natural history, and participatory science.

What is Earthwise Aware?

EwA connects our communities to the surprising variety, ingenuity, and interconnectedness of nature through public nature and biodiversity events. These events nurture new natural history enthusiasts, conservation stewards, and ecology advocates.

Participatory science, also known as citizen science, is rapidly becoming a driving force for studying nature and helping scientists conserve ecosystems. Nature conservation starts where we live. Our local communities get a chance to experience what this means first-hand through EwA’s participatory science program. EwA sponsors ecological projects by training community volunteers to collect detailed quality climate and ecosystem data at several established field sites. EwA also helps conservation leaders to develop nature-focused citizen science programs.

What do we do?

Unlike citizen naturalists of the past, EwA citizen scientists utilize technology to collect data that fill critical data gaps. Citizen scientists learn to follow rigorous protocols and use specialized apps to compile robust data about pollinators and their host plants, arthropod and bird abundance, the timing of plant and animal life events, habitat degradation, and more.

For professional naturalists, scientists, and land managers, the data is invaluable and not available any other way. For EwA's participatory scientists, this is important and enriching work. It increases our understanding of the interconnectedness of our ecosystems and their natural histories and gives us an opportunity to contribute toward their conservation.  

Why do we need your help?

EwA will use funding from this campaign to 1) support outreach with public nature walks and participation in EwA participatory science projects, 2) assist with virtual and in-person training of citizen scientists and interns, and 3) purchase supplies needed for our fieldwork. Examples of what your donation will provide are:

  • $5 - one weather-proof field notebook
  • $15 - one magnifier for participants of our nature walks
  • $25 - one package of weatherproof paper for field guides distributed at public EwA events
  • $50 -  a field microphone for recording high-quality sonograms
  • $100 -  a field kit for one intern 
  • $200 -  2 GIS licenses for mapping habitat degradation
  • $500 -  a bridge camera for field recording (distant and moving species)  
  • $1,000 - a reliable web platform to improve EwA virtual presence    
  • $3,000 - a stipend for one 200-hour EwA internship, including the opportunity to do extensive fieldwork 

Everything we do at Earthwise Aware aims to protect the biodiversity of life by restoring deep human-to-nature relationships. Together we build an eco-centered society rooted in ecological literacy, ethics, and leadership. Help us create a conservation community empowered by knowledge and the support of peers! We are grateful for your support!

Please donate today or become a member ↓ and share this page with your friends and family.

Earthwise Aware is a 501(c)(3) non-profit established in 2017.
All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Thanks for your support!

— The EwA Community

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🏆 Be the change. Get involved! As an EwA ambassador, your contribution benefits directly to 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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EwA Ambassador Impact & Rewards (Details)

Easy Donate

Easy Donate Any amount of your choice (1x or per month) ▶ You want to give more or less, or a different amount, one time only or recurringly? Simply choose your amount and donate. It's that simple! We welcome all contributions small and big! ⭐ Of course, we’ll match the rewards if you want the benefits of the equivalent membership level. You’ll just have to tell us what your wish is ツ

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Blue Dasher - $2/mo

Blue Dasher ($2 per month) ▶ Insatiable predators of pests like flies and mosquitoes, a plentiful blue dasher is an indicator of ecosystem health. Our blue dasher tier is an important foundation of our community and we are proud to have you! ⭐ Rewards: A printable membership card ▫ Membership to the EwA forums ▫ Access to our patron-only monthly Livestream Q&A.

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Blue Jay - $5/mo

Blue Jay ($5 per month) ▶ Blue Jays are responsible for many ecosystem services, from predation to the dispersal of acorns and other seeds. Our Blue Jay tier patrons, similarly, make sure that EwA’s necessary maintenance and upkeep is taken care of. ⭐ Rewards: All the benefits of the previous tier ▫ Access to the EwA News Digest ▫ Early access to EwA seasonal newsletters.

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Goldenrod - $10/mo

Goldenrod ($10 per month) ▶ Every late summer and early fall, the goldenrods explode into color (by the way they don’t give you allergies–that’s ragweed). They buzz with pollinators, and our Goldenrod supporters help us get the tools we need to keep EwA operations buzzing along as well! ⭐ Rewards: All the benefits of the previous tiers ▫ A hi-res digital copy of a sketch from EwA’s nature journal.

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Oak - $20/mo

Oak ($20 per month) ▶ Oaks are known as might trees and insect super feeders. Our Oak tier patrons help to provide the support necessary for EwA to keep growing our team of contributors and staff. ⭐ Rewards: All the benefits of the previous tiers ▫ A field notebook and pen ▫ Preview to our annual report with a chance to provide feedback on what you would like to see happening at EwA going forward.

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Marbled Salamander - $50/mo

Marbled Salamander ($50 per month) ▶ The marbled salamander is a beautiful endangered amphibian being reintroduced into local pools. The patrons of this tier support the expansion of programs such as our Vernal Pool Protection Program that documents and protect those pools and its inhabitants. ⭐ Rewards: All the benefits of the previous tiers ▫ Your choice of a nature finder pocket guide ▫ A bound paper copy of a module from our annual report in January (upon request).

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Beaver - $100/mo

Beaver ($100 per month) ▶ The beaver is one of nature’s most impressive ecosystem engineers, and our Beaver tier patrons are helping EwA to build vibrant, sustainable citizen science and ecological ethics programs. ⭐ Rewards: All the benefits of the previous tiers ▫ A field lens ▫ A bound paper copy of our full annual report (upon request) ▫ An inside look at and opportunity to participate in EwA’s developing mission and strategy.

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Green Sea Turtle - $250/mo

Green Sea Turtle ($250 per month) ▶ The Green Sea Turtle is a resilient and ancient species. They are critical to ocean ecology. Their fight for survival is a symbol of the ecological crisis we face, and the patrons of this tier are crucial to ensuring EwA's own organizational resilience. ⭐ Rewards: All the benefits of the previous tiers ▫ A personal EwA workshop of your choice ▫ An annual signed limited-edition sketch from our founder, Claire O’Neill or a print of one of your favorite EwA species photo records.

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From All of Us At EwA

To Our New EwA Ambassadors ▶ The time to process your membership and within a few days we’ll send an email with your membership card. If you are eligible for a sketch (Goldenrod level and up), an EwA workshop, or any other rewards, we’ll send you a link with options to choose from. If you are eligible for a field kit item, be patient. It’ll be soon on its way.

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