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.
Join an Earthwatch Student Challenge team and help us uncover the secrets of Melbourne’s freshwater turtle population.
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What can we learn about the loons of Louisiana’s coast when we follow them 2,000 miles north to their summer breeding grounds? Read More +
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa. Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. 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 +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be?
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
How are humans reshaping the wild lands around us, and what will the consequences be? Nova Scotia’s mammals can guide us toward the answer. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica.
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 +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.