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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Join scientists on the largest island in the Caribbean to conduct an assessment of its diverse array of bird and amphibian species.
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Are local tree-planting practices in Costa Rica supporting forest ecosystems and helping to protect biodiversity? Read More +
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 +
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.
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 +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves.
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But 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 +
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Even the world’s most beautiful and natural ecosystems are being bombarded with marine debris. Work with scientists and local communities in...
What makes a coral reef resilient? On this beautiful island, find how we can help reefs survive climate change. Read More +
Help scientists to understand the occurrence of giant manta rays in Peru in order to strengthen protections for this species. Read More +
Snorkel in the waters of Coral Bay to help protect the habitat of manta rays and reef sharks. 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?