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 can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species?
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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 +
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species? Read More +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England.
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question. 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?
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources?
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. 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 +
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.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
How do two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness.