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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Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring? Read More +
Join scientists in uncovering the mysteries of endangered dholes within a protected wildlife sanctuary. Read More +
In the Western U.S., some of the world's oldest and tallest trees are dying, and at higher rates than in the recent past. But why? 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 +
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 observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica.
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. Read More +
Snorkel in the waters of Coral Bay to help protect the habitat of manta rays and reef sharks. 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?