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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The charismatic koala is a species beloved by many. But how is human-induced climate change reshaping its world? Read More +
What can we learn about the behavior, habits, and needs of wildlife of the Mongolian steppe? Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia?
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question. 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 +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park.
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat.
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
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 +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
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.