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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Rhino populations are in crisis due to the high value of rhino horn combined with widespread poaching. But what happens if they disappear en...
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Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
Are local tree-planting practices in Costa Rica supporting forest ecosystems and helping to protect biodiversity? 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 +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities.
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? Read More +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change.
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. 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.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?