People from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, are united with 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.
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Are local tree-planting practices in Costa Rica supporting forest ecosystems and helping to protect biodiversity?
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How do three forces of nature—fire, wolves, and bison—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in the heart of the Canadian Rockie... Read More +
Help local farmers to conserve elephants and their habitat in southeast Kenya by implementing sustainable agriculture practices. Read More +
Help gather critical data on the sustainable use of one of Mexico City’s last wetlands. Read More +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t...
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... Read More +
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 +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan... Read More +
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem.
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
What can we do to make the Adriatic Sea safer for dolphins? Take to the waters in Slovenia to help this charismatic mammal population. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Help conserve wildlife within the Amazon Basin, while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and exotic fish.
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.