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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Are local tree-planting practices in Costa Rica supporting forest ecosystems and helping to protect biodiversity?
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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. Read More +
How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
Help scientists to understand and predict the impact of climate change on huckleberries, a critical food source for grizzly bears and other ... Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities.
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... 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 +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks?
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 +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Snorkel in the waters of Coral Bay to help protect the habitat of manta rays and reef sharks. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. 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?