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 can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers.
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How are foods introduced by humans literally changing the face of the iconic Darwin’s finch in the Galápagos Islands? Read More +
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring? Read More +
Join a dusk-till-dawn Student Challenge Expedition and discover Melbourne’s tiniest resident: the microbat. Read More +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England.
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 +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. 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 do a better job of sharing the ocean with whales and dolphins in one of the U.S.’s most populous areas? Read More +
Can the dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles of Moreton Bay survive Brisbane’s boom? Help scientists find out. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 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.
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?