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 does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out.
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How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers. Read More +
Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. Read More +
Rhino populations are in crisis due to the high value of rhino horn combined with widespread poaching. But what happens if they disappear en... 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.
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 +
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan...
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat.
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
Can the dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles of Moreton Bay survive Brisbane’s boom? Help scientists find out. Read More +
Help scientists research the health of humpbacks in Moreton Bay, as they work to solve the mystery of why whale populations have stopped gro... Read More +
Help conserve wildlife within the Amazon Basin, while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and exotic fish.
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?