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 scientists to study the health and behavior of common loons wintering in a freshwater ecosystem, which has never before been investigat...
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Help scientists to understand and predict the impact of climate change on huckleberries, a critical food source for grizzly bears and other ... Read More +
By studying the feeding behavior of killer whales in Iceland, scientists can better understand potential threats to this species. Read More +
How do three forces of nature—fire, wolves, and bison—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in the heart of the Canadian Rockie... Read More +
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today?
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? 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 +
Dig for clues into resource use, sustainability, and long-term impacts on ancient communities. Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park.
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska.
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists in active recovery efforts on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. 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?