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 does an active volcano shape the world around it? Peer into the crater of the Masaya Volcano to find out.
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Amphibians are highly sensitive to changes in the environment. Find out what they can teach us about climate change. 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 +
Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships. Read More +
Join Earthwatch paleontologist Dr. Larry Agenbroad in the hunt for mammoths in South Dakota.
What caused the biggest shift in human history: from hunting and gathering to farming? Dig into the ancient past for clues. Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
Join pioneering excavations of prehistoric quarries in the Valles Caldera and discover how humans interacted with this volcanic landscape 10... Read More +
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change.
How are these key predators faring after 250 million gallons of oil poured into waters they depend on? Read More +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat. 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.
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?