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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Work with elephants, researchers, and local residents to learn and teach others about elephant behavior. Read More +
How do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? Read More +
Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa. Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota.
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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. Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? 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 +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica.
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. 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.
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.