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.
Help protect Australia’s fragile Daintree River coastline from land clearing, pesticides, and climate change.
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How can nature and people coexist successfully in California’s threatened wine country? Read More +
How does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out. 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 +
What are the roots of Thailand’s first state society? Join an archaeological dig to learn clues at Non Ban Jaark, this expedition’s mysterio...
What caused the biggest shift in human history - from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. 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 are humans reshaping the wild lands around us, and what will the consequences be? Nova Scotia’s mammals can guide us toward the answer.
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 observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers - and solutions - on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Snorkel or scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. 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?