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.
Join a dusk-till-dawn expedition and discover Melbourne’s tiniest resident: the microbat.
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The charismatic koala is a species beloved by many. But how is human-induced climate change reshaping its world? Read More +
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species? Read More +
Help monitor Madagascar’s mysterious predator the fossa and protect its fragile island habitat. Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
Spend a weekend on an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be?
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. 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 much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question.
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 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 +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.