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.
Help researchers study the nesting behavior of Flammulated Owls in Utah and Arizona to better understand how this species is influenced by c...
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Help gather critical data on the sustainable use of one of Mexico City’s last wetlands. 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 do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? 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.
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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 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 +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan... Read More +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
How can we do a better job of sharing the ocean with whales and dolphins in one of the U.S.’s most populous areas?
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
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 +
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?