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.
What can we learn about the behavior, habits, and needs of wildlife of the Mongolian steppe?
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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 +
What is really going on with the creatures you see scampering in your garden? Read More +
How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota.
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 an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches.
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. 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 +
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.