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 Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet.
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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 +
Help researchers study the nesting behavior of Flammulated Owls in Utah and Arizona to better understand how this species is influenced by c... Read More +
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna? Read More +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t...
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 +
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.
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem.
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. Read More +
How can we keep shark and ray populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. 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 and ray 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?