Earthwatch provides citizens with the opportunity to work alongside leading scientists to combat some of the planet’s most pressing environmental issues. With Earthwatch, you'll experience hands-on science in some of the most astounding locations in the world. You'll meet a community of like-minded travelers and return home with stories filled with adventure.
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Join scientists along the Gulf Coast of Texas to study the endangered Whooping Crane and help to uncover how a changing environment is impac...
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Why do some Australian frog species thrive while others go extinct? Participants explore mountain forests to help answer this perplexing que... Read More +
Hike through the vast wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula while helping researchers explore the balance between community wellbeing and cons... Read More +
How do three forces of nature—fire, wolves, and bison—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in the heart of the Canadian Rockie... Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities.
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... Read More +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park.
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem.
Help Earthwatch scientists in active recovery efforts on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
How can we keep shark and ray populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. 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 and ray populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?