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.
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?
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How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
How can we improve the odds for brown hyenas and other carnivores in South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park? Read More +
Bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators provide services that are critical to our future food security and the ecological health of the pl... Read More +
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question.
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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 +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray.
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. 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.
How do two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.