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 improve the odds for brown hyenas and other carnivores in South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park?
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How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
Work with elephants, researchers, and local residents to learn and teach others about elephant behavior. Read More +
Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa. Read More +
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question.
Spend a weekend on 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 caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
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 +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change.
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. 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? 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.
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.