People from around the world, of all ages and backgrounds, are united with 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.
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Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring?
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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 +
How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. 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.
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? Read More +
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 +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them.
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? 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 +
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem. Read More +
Snorkel in the waters of Coral Bay to help protect the habitat of manta rays and reef sharks. 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?