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 exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate.
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Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa. 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 can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? 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.
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 +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
What can we do to make the Adriatic Sea safer for dolphins? Take to the waters in Slovenia to help this charismatic mammal population.
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. 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.