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 support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species?
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Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring? Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
How can we improve the odds for brown hyenas and other carnivores in South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park? 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.
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 +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. 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 +
Cities are made up of buildings and streets – but between and among human structures are thousands of trees that make up the urban forest.
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. 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 can we do a better job of sharing the ocean with whales and dolphins in one of the U.S.’s most populous areas?
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. 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 +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
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?