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.
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships.
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Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring? Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
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 +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. 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 +
Can the dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles of Moreton Bay survive Brisbane’s boom? Help scientists find out. Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?