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 best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for 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 +
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 +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be?
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 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 +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.