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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Join a dusk-till-dawn expedition and discover Melbourne’s tiniest resident: the microbat. Read More +
What is really going on with the creatures you see scampering in your garden? Read More +
The charismatic koala is a species beloved by many. But how is human-induced climate change reshaping its world? Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10...
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
How is climate change shaping Oxfordshire's Wytham Woods? Spend a day among the trees to find out. Read More +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Snorkel or scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray.
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 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?