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.
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet.
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How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species? Read More +
What is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests? Read More +
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10...
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
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 +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray.
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. 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.