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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Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska.
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In the Western U.S., some of the world's oldest and tallest trees are dying, and at higher rates than in the recent past. But why? Read More +
Are local tree-planting practices in Costa Rica supporting forest ecosystems and helping to protect biodiversity? 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 +
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 +
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 +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be?
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. 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 is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem. Read More +
Snorkel 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.
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?