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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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 +
Join scientists on the largest island in the Caribbean to conduct an assessment of its diverse array of bird and amphibian species. 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 +
What can we learn about Italy’s ancient people from the ruins they left along the coast of Tuscany? Help us dust off clues.
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 +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? 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 +
Why have Pacific leatherback sea turtles almost disappeared? Look for answers and solutions on Costa Rica’s beaches. 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.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?