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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How do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? Read More +
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring? Read More +
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. 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 +
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 +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. 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 +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins. Read More +
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? 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?