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.
How can we best help African wildlife return to and thrive in their native habitat?
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What can we learn about the loons of Louisiana’s coast when we follow them 2,000 miles north to their summer breeding grounds? Read More +
Can farmers help revive Costa Rica’s forests? Elusive wild mammals hold clues. Read More +
Join a dusk-till-dawn expedition and discover Melbourne’s tiniest resident: the microbat. Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10...
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... 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 does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? 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 +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina. Read More +
Amid spectacular scenery, study the behaviors and needs of arctic whales and dolphins.
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
How can we protect fragile coral reefs and still benefit from their resources? Help scientists answer this critically important question. Read More +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. 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?