People from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, are united with a passion for protecting our planet and its wealth of species.
On an Earthwatch Expedition, you’ll help find solutions to some of today’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Join respected scientists in the field where they’re investigating critical environmental issues. Our volunteers make hands-on contributions to research while experiencing the cultural and natural wonders of places around the globe.
Travel the world while saving the planet.
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Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa.
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By studying the feeding behavior of killer whales in Iceland, scientists can better understand potential threats to this species. Read More +
Ocelots face a number of threats in Trinidad, including illegal hunting and habitat fragmentation. Help researchers to investigate these ani... Read More +
How does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out. Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities.
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 +
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 +
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan...
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan... Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica.
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
Help scientists research the health of humpbacks in Moreton Bay, as they work to solve the mystery of why whale populations have stopped gro... 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 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?