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.
How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers.
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Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
Help monitor Madagascar’s mysterious predator the fossa and protect its fragile island habitat. Read More +
What can we learn about the loons of Louisiana’s coast when we follow them 2,000 miles north to their summer breeding grounds? Read More +
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Cities are made up of buildings and streets – but between and among human structures are thousands of trees that make up the urban forest.
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?