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.
Even in a world-class protected area, wildlife needs our support. How are giraffes, elephants, and others faring?
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Can inventive livestock management bring balance between lions, other predators, and prey back to the Kenyan savanna? Read More +
How do beavers shape Germany’s Lower Rhine—and can we keep them from clashing with the people who live there? Read More +
Help scientists understand the relationship between disappearing lakes and changing land use in Hyderabad. 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 +
How can small farmers work in harmony with nature? Investigate how Spanish colonists tried to answer this question. Read More +
Join an archaeological excavation near Hadrian’s Wall to discover how the Romans lived in northern England. Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park.
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
How can we keep shark populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
What can we do to make the Adriatic Sea safer for dolphins? Take to the waters in Slovenia to help this charismatic mammal population. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
What’s swimming in Walker Bay? Get to know the sharks that live there so that we can better protect their habitat.
What happens when wetlands get too wet? Uncover the impact of rising sea levels in South Carolina.
How do two forces of nature—wolves and fire—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in Canada’s wilderness.