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 gather critical data on the sustainable use of one of Mexico City’s last wetlands.
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The once vast Atlantic Forest in Brazil has been reduced to less than one sixth of its former size. Help researchers to reforest this area, ... Read More +
Rhino populations are in crisis due to the high value of rhino horn combined with widespread poaching. But what happens if they disappear en... Read More +
Bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators provide services that are critical to our future food security and the ecological health of the pl... 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 +
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 +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine.
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Scientists expect to see the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. What, exactly, will these effects be? Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change.
Even the world’s most beautiful and natural ecosystems are being bombarded with marine debris. Work with scientists and local communities in... Read More +
Help scientists to understand the occurrence of giant manta rays in Peru in order to strengthen protections for this species. Read More +
Join scientists on California’s Catalina Island as you help to monitor the health of a unique marine ecosystem. 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?