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.
Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa.
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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 +
Bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators provide services that are critical to our future food security and the ecological health of the pl... Read More +
How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
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 +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks?
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat. Read More +
How can we do a better job of sharing the ocean with whales and dolphins in one of the U.S.’s most populous areas? Read More +
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? 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.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.