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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What can we learn about the behavior, habits, and needs of wildlife of the Mongolian steppe?
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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 +
Help researchers study the nesting behavior of Flammulated Owls in Utah and Arizona to better understand how this species is influenced by c... Read More +
How exactly do penguins find food at sea, and how does it impact their young? Be among the first to investigate. Read More +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities.
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. 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 +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? 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 +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats.
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. Read More +
Help scientists to understand the occurrence of giant manta rays in Peru in order to strengthen protections for this species. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. 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.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?