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.
Work with elephants, researchers, and local residents to learn and teach others about elephant behavior.
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How do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? Read More +
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia?
What caused the biggest shift in human history - from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
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 +
Cities are made up of buildings and streets – but between and among human structures are thousands of trees that make up the urban forest.
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica.
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 +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers - and solutions - on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Snorkel or scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. 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?