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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By studying the feeding behavior of killer whales in Iceland, scientists can better understand potential threats to this species.
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Help scientists to understand how human activities have altered meadows in the Sierra Nevada and how these changes will impact their respons... Read More +
Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa. Read More +
Are local tree-planting practices in Costa Rica supporting forest ecosystems and helping to protect biodiversity? Read More +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today?
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 +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica.
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 +
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 +
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?