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 can we improve the odds for brown hyenas and other carnivores in South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park?
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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 +
How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? 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 Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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 +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city.
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? 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 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 +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
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.