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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Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
How does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out. 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.
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 +
What are the roots of Thailand’s first state society? Join an archaeological dig to learn clues at Non Ban Jaark, this expedition’s mysterio... Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be?
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
How are humans reshaping the wild lands around us, and what will the consequences be? Nova Scotia’s mammals can guide us toward the answer. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But 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 are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
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.