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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How does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out.
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Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
Help researchers study the nesting behavior of Flammulated Owls in Utah and Arizona to better understand how this species is influenced by c... Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities.
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... 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. Read More +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be?
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change.
Snorkel in the waters of Coral Bay to help protect the habitat of manta rays and reef sharks. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem. 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.
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?