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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Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet.
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Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
By studying the feeding behavior of killer whales in Iceland, scientists can better understand potential threats to this species. Read More +
What is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests? Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities.
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? 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 +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out.
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem.
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 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 +
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem. 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?