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 is the impact of climate change on the habitats and wildlife of Australia’s rainforests?
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Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. 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.
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. 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 +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. 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?
Coral reefs are under serious threat. How can we help protect them and still benefit from their rich resources? Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
Help conserve wildlife within the Amazon Basin, while seeking pink river dolphins, primates, macaw, caiman, giant river otters, piranha and exotic fish.
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?