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.
Play a key role in assessing the outcomes of a major wildlife conservation project in Malawi.
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How can nature and people coexist successfully in California’s threatened wine country? Read More +
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna? Read More +
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota.
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare? Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How are humans reshaping the wild lands around us, and what will the consequences be? Nova Scotia’s mammals can guide us toward the answer. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
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 +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers - and solutions - on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species?
What are the roots of Thailand’s first state society? Join an archaeological dig to learn clues at Non Ban Jaark, this expedition’s mysterious site.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?