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.
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships.
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Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
What is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests? Read More +
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring? Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England.
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question. Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 +
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 does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question.
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? 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.