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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Hike through the vast wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula while helping researchers explore the balance between community wellbeing and cons...
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Are local tree-planting practices in Costa Rica supporting forest ecosystems and helping to protect biodiversity? Read More +
Bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators provide services that are critical to our future food security and the ecological health of the pl... Read More +
By studying the feeding behavior of killer whales in Iceland, scientists can better understand potential threats to this species. Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities.
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
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 much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists in active recovery efforts on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Even the world’s most beautiful and natural ecosystems are being bombarded with marine debris. Work with scientists and local communities in... 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.
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?