Earthwatch provides citizens with the opportunity to work alongside leading scientists to combat some of the planet’s most pressing environmental issues. With Earthwatch, you'll experience hands-on science in some of the most astounding locations in the world. You'll meet a community of like-minded travelers and return home with stories filled with adventure.
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Explore interactions between people and chimpanzees and other primates in the rainforest of Uganda to improve human–primate relationships.
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Help local farmers to conserve elephants and their habitat in southeast Kenya by implementing sustainable agriculture practices. Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
In the Western U.S., some of the world's oldest and tallest trees are dying, and at higher rates than in the recent past. But why? 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.
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? 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. Read More +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks?
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan... Read More +
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 +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches.
Help Earthwatch scientists monitor the health of the coral reefs that form Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. Read More +
Help scientists to understand the occurrence of giant manta rays in Peru in order to strengthen protections for this species. 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 and ray 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?