For Students

Don’t just see the world—save it.

Our natural world is in trouble. You might feel powerless to save it, but you’re not. Right now, scientists are out on the front lines in the fight to save our planet from climate change, habitat loss, and deforestation, and they want your help.


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A woman in a boat looking at a dolphins via a telescope.

Travel off the tourist path to places of breathtaking natural beauty, and help scientists perform hands-on research to understand and protect these precious habitats and wildlife. You’ll get to see what a career in conservation really looks like, and take part in college-level field research. 

A group of students doing volcanic fieldwork.

Saving the planet is hard, sometimes messy work. But the rewards—a chance to explore vibrant global cultures and stunning landscapes, form lasting friendships, and make a real difference—will make it all worthwhile.

Two teen girls counting seeds off of vegetation for research purposes.


Start planning for your Earthwatch Expedition, and get ready to save the natural world.



This was a trip I will never be able to forget... It was the highlight of all four years of my high school career and I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. I’m glad I was able to meet so many amazing and talented people who were able to make hard work fun.

Shivani Patel, student


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Experience hands-on science in some of the most astounding locations in the world. Meet a community of like-minded travelers and return home with stories filled with adventure.

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Earthwatch depends on donations—above and beyond what we raise from volunteers who participate on our expeditions—in order to deliver our global conservation mission. In fact, volunteer contributions provide only half of the total resources Earthwatch needs to sustain over 40 field research expeditions, a wide variety of educational programs, corporate sustainability trainings, and more each year.