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.
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring?
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What is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests? Read More +
How are foods introduced by humans literally changing the face of the iconic Darwin’s finch in the Galápagos Islands? Read More +
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues.
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... 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 +
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues. Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? 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.
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. 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.
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?