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.
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships.
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What can we learn about the behavior, habits, and needs of wildlife of the Mongolian steppe? Read More +
How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
Bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators provide services that are critical to our future food security and the ecological health of the pl... Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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. Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan...
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? 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.
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
Help conserve wildlife within the Amazon Basin, while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and exotic fish.
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?