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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Help local farmers to conserve elephants and their habitat in southeast Kenya by implementing sustainable agriculture practices.
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By studying the feeding behavior of killer whales in Iceland, scientists can better understand potential threats to this species. Read More +
Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
Join scientists along the Gulf Coast of Texas to study the endangered Whooping Crane and help to uncover how a changing environment is impac... Read More +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today?
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?
Rising temperatures and increased frequency of extreme weather events is changing the distribution of species on Queensland’s tropical islan... Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem. Read More +
How can we keep shark and ray populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. 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 and ray populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs.
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.