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 does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out.
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How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers. Read More +
What can scientists learn about conservation and biodiversity by observing the movements of wildlife in Brazil? 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 +
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question.
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park.
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
Can the dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles of Moreton Bay survive Brisbane’s boom? Help scientists find out.
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins. Read More +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. 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.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.