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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Work with elephants, researchers, and local residents to learn and teach others about elephant behavior. Read More +
What is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests? Read More +
What is really going on with the creatures you see scampering in your garden? 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 +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
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 +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. Read More +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare?
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?