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 exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate.
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How does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out. Read More +
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species? Read More +
Help conserve wildlife within the Amazon Basin, while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and ... Read More +
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question.
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question. 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 +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change.
Can the dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles of Moreton Bay survive Brisbane’s boom? Help scientists find out. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. 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.