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.
Help scientists to understand how human activities have altered meadows in the Sierra Nevada and how these changes will impact their respons...
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How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers. Read More +
How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
What can we learn about the behavior, habits, and needs of wildlife of the Mongolian steppe? 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.
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. 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 an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out.
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Snorkel and dive in the waters of Coral Bay to help protect the habitat of manta rays and reef sharks. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
Help conserve wildlife within the Amazon Basin, while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and exotic fish.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?