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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Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
What can we learn about the behavior, habits, and needs of wildlife of the Mongolian steppe? Read More +
How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers. 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.
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 +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change.
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Can the dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles of Moreton Bay survive Brisbane’s boom? Help scientists find out. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. 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.