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.
What can scientists learn about conservation and biodiversity by observing the movements of wildlife in Brazil?
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Join an Earthwatch one-day team and help us uncover Melbourne’s freshwater turtle population. Read More +
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 +
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 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 +
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 +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat.
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
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 +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
How do two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness.