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 do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there?
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Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
How can we improve the odds for brown hyenas and other carnivores in South Africa’s Pilanesberg National Park? Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia?
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... 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 archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
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 +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat.
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.