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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Help scientists to study the health and behavior of common loons wintering in a freshwater ecosystem, which has never before been investigat...
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Join scientists on the largest island in the Caribbean to conduct an assessment of its diverse array of bird and amphibian species. Read More +
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring? Read More +
Ocelots face a number of threats in Trinidad, including illegal hunting and habitat fragmentation. Help researchers to investigate these ani... 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.
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? 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 mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan... Read More +
Snorkel in the waters of Coral Bay to help protect the habitat of manta rays and reef sharks.
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 +
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 +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. 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.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?