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 does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out.
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What is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests? Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
Rhino populations are in crisis due to the high value of rhino horn combined with widespread poaching. But what happens if they disappear en... 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 +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question. Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
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 conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica.
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 +
What can we do to make the Adriatic Sea safer for dolphins? Take to the waters in Slovenia to help this charismatic mammal population. Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat.
How do two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness.