People from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, join Earthwatch Expeditions. One thing unites them: 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.
Where would you like to go? How would you like to get involved? Explore our more than 50 scientific research expeditions below.
How does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out.
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How do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? Read More +
What can scientists learn about conservation and biodiversity by observing the movements of wildlife in Brazil? Read More +
Can farmers help revive Costa Rica’s forests? Elusive wild mammals hold clues. Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England.
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare? Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species?
What are the roots of Thailand’s first state society? Join an archaeological dig to learn clues at Non Ban Jaark, this expedition’s mysterious site.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?