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 inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna?
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Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
How can we support the long-term welfare of the giant panda, one of the world’s most beloved and endangered species? Read More +
How can we profit from the world’s forests without destroying them? This beautiful Caribbean island may hold answers. Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota.
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota. Read More +
What archaeological treasures await researchers at the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia? 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 +
What does climate change hold for the Himalayas? Help find out by examining pollinators and the crops that need them.
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 +
How can we conserve one of the most species-rich rainforests on the planet? Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
Scuba dive in search of critical information about the gigantic, threatened manta ray. Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. 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?