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 +
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 +
Hike through the vast wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula while helping researchers explore the balance between community wellbeing and cons... 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.
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 +
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?
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists in active recovery efforts on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Snorkel in the waters of Coral Bay to help protect the habitat of manta rays and reef sharks. Read More +
Uncover the role sea otters play in maintaining the health of critical seagrass habitat in Southeast Alaska. 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?