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 can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers.
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How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species? Read More +
How can we improve the odds for brown hyenas and other carnivores in South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park? Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia?
What are the roots of Thailand’s first state society? Join an archaeological dig to learn clues at Non Ban Jaark, this expedition’s mysterio... Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. 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 will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Cities are made up of buildings and streets – but between and among human structures are thousands of trees that make up the urban forest. 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.
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
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?
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.