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 are foods introduced by humans literally changing the face of the iconic Darwin’s finch in the Galápagos Islands?
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Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna? Read More +
Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa. Read More +
Join a dusk-till-dawn Student Challenge Expedition and discover Melbourne’s tiniest resident: the microbat. 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 +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? 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 +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
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?