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.
Work with elephants, researchers, and local residents to learn and teach others about elephant behavior.
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How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
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 best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England.
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 archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet?
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches.
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 +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? 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.