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So you want to participate in science?
So you want to help researchers collect data so they can better understand our planet?
Do you have a GPS and a desire for fun and adventure?

Then EarthTrek is for you!

We are seeking keen people to come and help science in your local area, your region or even around the entire globe! Being an EarthTrekker will enable you to participate in REAL science projects led by scientific researchers from around the planet. You will be actively taking part in their research project and the data you collect will be used to better understand important scientific questions. EarthTrek will allow you to collect data close to your home, or even when you are on holidays.

EarthTrek is open to everyone* who has access to a GPS unit. You can participate if you have a PhD in science, or the last science you did was in 8th grade! You can be very young or very old. You can live anywhere on the planet. EarthTrek will also provide you opportunities to meet new people and share a common interest.

* Only people 13 years and older can register as an EarthTrekker. Young people under the age of 13 are welcome to participate, but they will need to do so under the supervision of a participating adult who will have to register.

...and participating in EarthTrek is absolutely free! If you want to support EarthTrek in other ways, you can also sign up to be part of the EarthTrek Premier program. (...more)

As well as the fun of participating, you will get EarthTrek points every time you participate in a project and even when you invite new people to become EarthTrekkers. You can build up points ane win status as an EarthTrekker. You may even be acknowledged in scientific papers for your contribution! (...more)

For a limited time we are also offering new EarthTrekkers a huge 80% discount on plastic EarthTrek calipers. A coupon for the discount and details are included in your registration materials.

What do I need to do to register?
Below is a link to the registration page. Before you follow the link, we suggest you get some information ready. You will be asked to enter your name, address and email (which we will never share with other non-EarthTrek parties, nor will it be displayed on web pages). You will be asked to enter your science background, and even the EarthTrekker name of the person who introduced you to EarthTrek (if that happened).

You will need to enter your home location as a latitude/longitude in the format N/S XX.XXX E/W XXX.XXX. Use your GPS unit to obtain this location data. You will also need to pick a unique EarthTrekker name and a password.

You also have the option of entering another set of coordinates. These are if you are travelling and away from your home location for a extended period and want to be involved in a project that collects information from your current location. For now, you can leave these blank.

Before you are asked for this information you will be asked to agree to two legal documents - a participant agreement (...see now) and liability document (...see now). Please read these and check on the Agree boxes to register.

If you are ready to go, click the button below...

 

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