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.
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring?
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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 +
How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question.
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 +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them.
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How can we do a better job of sharing the ocean with whales and dolphins in one of the U.S.’s most populous areas?
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat. Read More +
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. 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.
How do two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.