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 does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out.
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How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers. Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
Help monitor Madagascar’s most mysterious predator, the fosa, and protect its fragile island habitat. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia?
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... 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 +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare? Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? 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 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. Read More +
What can we do to make the Adriatic Sea safer for dolphins? Take to the waters in Slovenia to help this charismatic mammal population. Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
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?