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.
Help conserve wildlife within the Amazon Basin, while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and ...
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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 +
How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers. 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 +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
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 +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray.
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
What can we do to make the Adriatic Sea safer for dolphins? Take to the waters in Slovenia to help this charismatic mammal population. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 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.