Earthwatch Diaries

  • September 13, 2019

    The Last Day of Field Work in the Pyrenees

    By Caitlin Bayliss There was a somber mood as we were driving from the National Park back to the hotel today. Not because it was a bad day (would there ever be such a thing here?!), no, it’s the last day and none of us want to leave! Maybe our...

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  • September 13, 2019

    Day 5: The Expedition Draws to a Close

    By Stefán Arason Hello everyone, my name is Stefán and I am from Alcoa Fjarðaál in Iceland. The last day already! Can not believe how time has flown on this expedition! It feels like we just got here. This has been the trip of a lifetime for me. Everybody here...

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  • September 12, 2019

    Day 4: More Snow and Smiles All Around

    By Simon Bilsbury Hey everybody, Simon Bilsbury here from Pinjarra refinery in Western Australia. I’m currently over in Andorra on an Earthwatch expedition studying the effects of climate change in the Pyrenees mountains. We started the day by spending time on our presentations to pitch our ideas for our action...

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  • September 12, 2019

    Day 4: Connecting and Sharing on Sustainability

    By Iraê Camilo Silva We're almost at the end of this amazing expedition in Andorra! I spent around 26 hours traveling in order to arrive here, with many confusions at the airport. When I finally arrived, it was like I arrived home. To be part of this team, and to...

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  • September 11, 2019

    Day 3: Snow on the Mountain

    By James Wesdock We knew it was coming, but wow what a difference a day makes! Snow greeted us upon awakening today, but the expedition must go forward. The sheer challenge of climbing up the mountain in slushy, wet conditions to change out wildlife camera batteries and data cards reinforced...

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  • September 11, 2019

    Snow, Small Mammals, and Freezing Cold

    By Manuela Guisasola Today, September 10th, we are having the worst weather since the beginning of our Earthwatch expedition. Despite the cold and the snow, our time working in the field was as interesting as the other days (although, I enjoy the sunny days more!!!). It was snowing while we...

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  • September 10, 2019

    Day 2 - Monday, September 9, 2019

    By Károly Pásztor, Hungary On our second day of our expedition, we are lucky we could complete our planned tasks on time, in a good mood, and with a good team on a sunny day. We started our long day as usual: eating breakfast at 6:45 a.m. followed by three...

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  • September 09, 2019

    Live from Andorra: Day 1

    By Maude Lauzon Hello everyone! This is Maude from Alcoa Deschambault, an aluminum smelter located in Canada. Today was our first day in the field as Earthwatch volunteers on the project Wildlife in the Changing Andorran Pyrenees. I am so glad to be here in this beautiful area of Andorra,...

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  • September 21, 2018

    LAST DAY - September 21, 2018

    Blog entry by: Larissza Keresztes Keeping the schedule at breakfast at 6.45 a.m. Could be the same as the past 6 days, but it is different as it is the last one with the amazing team of 8 Earthwatch/Alcoan fellows (and of course with the amazing staff). I can’t believe...

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  • September 21, 2018

    Day 7, Sept 21, 2018

    This expedition was one of the best things I have ever done in my life, and I am so happy to have the chance to see all these other Alcoa employees from all over the planet. I got to see how the scientists worked on climate change research in the...

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  • September 19, 2018

    Day 6, September 19, 2018

    Title: Climate Change and Insects in the Pyrenees By Erika Bransky

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  • September 18, 2018

    Day 4: September 18, 2018

    Paul Dwyer, Western Australia What I hoped to get out of the Earthwatch expedition is to confirm my passion for sustainability issues and promoting community resilience. I have the belief and values, but I lack the experience and knowledge to make a difference. The most exciting thing I have learned...

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  • September 17, 2018

    Day 3, September 17, 2018 - Vlog

    By Paulo Eduardo Belato, Brazil Learning in the Pyrenees

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  • September 17, 2018

    Day 3, Monday, Sept 17, 2018

    By Patrick Dight It was a long hike in, but worth every step. We separated into small groups at the summit of our climb; our group spent most of the day surveying the trees and logs within a 20-meter radius of insect traps that had been placed earlier in the...

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  • September 16, 2018

    Day 2 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

    Written by Claude Thierge, Quebec (photos attached) Today, I participated in collecting data that indicates how the trees here are growing day after day. The researchers we are working with take the time to explain the process and their research goals to us. We also collected data on which kind...

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  • September 15, 2018

    Day 1, September 15, 2018

    It was exciting to finally meet with my fellow Alcoa travelers and the group of scientists and Earthwatch members who will be guiding our merry band. Although it was a cloudy day, the scenery on the bus ride to Andorra was spectacular and I look forward to learning more about...

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