People from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, are united with 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.
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Help researchers study the nesting behavior of Flammulated Owls in Utah and Arizona to better understand how this species is influenced by c...
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How does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out. Read More +
Help scientists to study the health and behavior of common loons wintering in a freshwater ecosystem, which has never before been investigat... Read More +
Are local tree-planting practices in Costa Rica supporting forest ecosystems and helping to protect biodiversity? 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.
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... Read More +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them.
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan... Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem.
Help scientists research the health of humpbacks in Moreton Bay, as they work to solve the mystery of why whale populations have stopped gro... Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
Help conserve wildlife within the Amazon Basin, while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and exotic fish.
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?