People from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, join Earthwatch Expeditions. One thing unites them: a passion for protecting our planet and its wealth of species.
On an Earthwatch Expedition, you’ll help find solutions to some of today’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Join respected scientists in the field where they’re investigating critical environmental issues. Our volunteers make hands-on contributions to research while experiencing the cultural and natural wonders of places around the globe.
Travel the world while saving the planet.
Where would you like to go? How would you like to get involved? Explore our more than 50 scientific research expeditions below.
Work with elephants, researchers, and local residents to learn and teach others about elephant behavior.
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What is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests? Read More +
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring? Read More +
What can scientists learn about conservation and biodiversity by observing the movements of wildlife in Brazil? Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10...
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
What can we do to make the Adriatic Sea safer for dolphins? Take to the waters in Slovenia to help this charismatic mammal population.
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Can the dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles of Moreton Bay survive Brisbane’s boom? Help scientists find out. Read More +
How can we do a better job of sharing the ocean with whales and dolphins in one of the U.S.’s most populous areas? Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?