We bring individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet.
The Earthwatch community continues to grow rapidly, with participation from members of the general public we call "citizen scientists," to corporate employees, to educators and students.
All bring their knowledge, passion, and experience to support our work, improve scientific understanding, and inspire change across all touch-points in their lives.
To engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
Our vision is a world in which we live within our means and in balance with nature.
“I met some of the most amazing people I have ever known and have memories and a new understanding of myself and the Earth.” – Earthwatch volunteer.
Our very reason for being, and how we make sure we achieve it.
We’ve come a long way since 1971.
From ocean to mountain, our research impacts the planet.
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Here’s a sampling of a few ways Earthwatch has made a difference with help from our participants, educators, scientists, and corporate organizations.
HSBC’s Sustainability Leadership Program is a unique professional development experience for senior leaders, designed to promote understanding of sustainability as a core business issue and opportunity.
Earthwatch has partnered with Shell for more than a decade. What began as a small employee engagement program has grown to support larger research and learning initiatives.
Coral Communities in the Seychelles began in 2006 to assess the impact of climate change on coral reefs and informing plans to help safeguard these precious ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.
Microsoft employees exchange the office for Oxfordshire’s Paradise Woods to take part in Earthwatch’s innovative one-day employee engagement program.
Earthwatch Student Fellowships enable students to join expeditions around the world. These young adults can then share their experiences and new knowledge with thousands of students and teachers upon their return.
A powerful element of our mission is our commitment to inspiring new generations of environmental leaders. Earthwatch is tremendously grateful to the trusts, foundations, and donors that enable us to achieve this.