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.
Can farmers help revive Costa Rica’s forests? Elusive wild mammals hold clues.
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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 +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
What can we learn about the behavior, habits, and needs of wildlife of the Mongolian steppe? 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.
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 can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question. Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city.
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? 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 can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question.
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? Read More +
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? 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.