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 profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers.
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How do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? Read More +
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna? Read More +
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 paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota.
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources?
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins. Read More +
How can we do a better job of sharing the ocean with whales and dolphins in one of the U.S.’s most populous areas? Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. 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 can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
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?