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.
Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa.
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The charismatic koala is a species beloved by many. But how is human-induced climate change reshaping its world? Read More +
Work with elephants, researchers, and local residents to learn and teach others about elephant behavior. Read More +
How do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? 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.
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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 +
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out.
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray.
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 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.