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 can scientists learn about conservation and biodiversity by observing the movements of wildlife in Brazil? Read More +
How can we improve the odds for brown hyenas and other carnivores in South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park? Read More +
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species? Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
What are the roots of Thailand’s first state society? Join an archaeological dig to learn clues at Non Ban Jaark, this expedition’s mysterio... Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
How are humans reshaping the wild lands around us, and what will the consequences be? Nova Scotia’s mammals can guide us toward the answer. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question.
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species?
What are the roots of Thailand’s first state society? Join an archaeological dig to learn clues at Non Ban Jaark, this expedition’s mysterious site.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?