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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How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers. Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
How does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out. Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10...
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. Read More +
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 +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How are our most important neighbors—our cities' trees—faring? Find out while exploring one charming city. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? 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.
Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?