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 are foods introduced by humans literally changing the face of the iconic Darwin’s finch in the Galápagos Islands?
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How do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? 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 +
What can scientists learn about conservation and biodiversity by observing the movements of wildlife in Brazil? Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota.
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question. Read More +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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?
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches.
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. 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.
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.