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.
Can farmers help revive Costa Rica’s forests? Elusive wild mammals hold clues.
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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 +
Help gather critical information to protect leopards and monkeys under threat in South Africa. Read More +
Botswana has some of Africa’s most remote protected land. How can we protect the iconic animals that live there? 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 are the roots of Thailand’s first state society? Join an archaeological dig to learn clues at Non Ban Jaark, this expedition’s mysterio... Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. Read More +
How are humans reshaping the wild lands around us, and what will the consequences be? Nova Scotia’s mammals can guide us toward the answer.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Cities are made up of buildings and streets – but between and among human structures are thousands of trees that make up the urban forest. Read More +
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. 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 +
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 +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species?
What are the roots of Thailand’s first state society? Join an archaeological dig to learn clues at Non Ban Jaark, this expedition’s mysterious site.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?