People from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, are united with a passion for protecting our planet and its wealth of species.
Earthwatch provides citizens with the opportunity to work alongside leading scientists to combat some of the planet’s most pressing environmental issues. With Earthwatch, you'll experience hands-on science in some of the most astounding locations in the world. You'll meet a community of like-minded travelers and return home with stories filled with adventure.
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Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships.
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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. Read More +
What can we learn about the behavior, habits, and needs of wildlife of the Mongolian steppe? 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 did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today?
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. 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 +
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 does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks?
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
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 +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. 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?