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.
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet.
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How can we improve the odds for brown hyenas and other carnivores in South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park? Read More +
What is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests? Read More +
How do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10...
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
Cities are made up of buildings and streets – but between and among human structures are thousands of trees that make up the urban forest. 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 these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on?
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.