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 do two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness.
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Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna? 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 +
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring? Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10...
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 +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat.
What can we do to make the Adriatic Sea safer for dolphins? Take to the waters in Slovenia to help this charismatic mammal population. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.