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 in uncovering the mysteries of endangered dholes within a protected wildlife sanctuary.
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How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat? Read More +
What can we learn about the behavior, habits, and needs of wildlife of the Mongolian steppe? 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 +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today?
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.
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan... Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
How can we keep shark and ray populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
Help scientists to understand the occurrence of giant manta rays in Peru in order to strengthen protections for this species. Read More +
Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. 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?