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 best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat?
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How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species? Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. 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 caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city.
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. 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 happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? Read More +
Can the dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles of Moreton Bay survive Brisbane’s boom? Help scientists find out. Read More +
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.