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.
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?
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Work with elephants, researchers, and local residents to learn and teach others about elephant behavior. Read More +
The charismatic koala is a species beloved by many. But how is human-induced climate change reshaping its world? Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England.
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 archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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 +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
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 +
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 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 +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins. Read More +
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?