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.
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring?
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How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers. Read More +
How do two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness. Read More +
The charismatic koala is a species beloved by many. But how is human-induced climate change reshaping its world? Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England.
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question. Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet?
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat.
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
How do two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.