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.
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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How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
Help researchers study the nesting behavior of Flammulated Owls in Utah and Arizona to better understand how this species is influenced by c... Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia?
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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 +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city.
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources?
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat. 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.