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.
Play a key role in assessing the outcomes of a major wildlife conservation project in Malawi.
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Can farmers help revive Costa Rica’s forests? Elusive wild mammals hold clues. Read More +
Join a dusk-till-dawn Student Challenge Expedition and discover Melbourne’s tiniest resident: the microbat. Read More +
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
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 much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But 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 +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
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 +
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
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?