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.
What will it take to safeguard the future of the endangered cheetah?
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Help protect Australia’s fragile Daintree River coastline from land clearing, pesticides, and climate change. Read More +
Botswana has some of Africa’s most remote protected land. How can we protect the iconic animals that live there? Read More +
How are foods introduced by humans literally changing the face of the iconic Darwin’s finch in the Galápagos Islands? Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia?
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... 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 +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. 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 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 +
How will marmots fare as climate change reshapes the French Alps? And what can they tell us about how humans will fare? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? 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?