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 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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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 two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness. Read More +
By studying the feeding behavior of killer whales in Iceland, scientists can better understand potential threats to this species. Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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 +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be?
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
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? Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat. Read More +
Help conserve wildlife within the Amazon Basin, while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and exotic fish.
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?