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 do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there?
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How are foods introduced by humans literally changing the face of the iconic Darwin’s finch in the Galápagos Islands? Read More +
How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna? 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 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 +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
Can the dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles of Moreton Bay survive Brisbane’s boom? Help scientists find out. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 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.