Earthwatch provides citizens with the opportunity to work alongside leading scientists to combat some of the planet’s most pressing environmental issues. With Earthwatch, you'll experience hands-on science in some of the most astounding locations in the world. You'll meet a community of like-minded travelers and return home with stories filled with adventure.
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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.
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By studying the feeding behavior of killer whales in Iceland, scientists can better understand potential threats to this species. Read More +
Join scientists along the Gulf Coast of Texas to study the endangered Whooping Crane and help to uncover how a changing environment is impac... Read More +
Hike through the vast wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula while helping researchers explore the balance between community wellbeing and cons... Read More +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t...
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 +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. 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 +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
How can we keep shark and ray populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
Even the world’s most beautiful and natural ecosystems are being bombarded with marine debris. Work with scientists and local communities in... Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. 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?