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 does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out.
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How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
What is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests? Read More +
How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota.
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them.
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat.
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? 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 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.