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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How do three forces of nature—fire, wolves, and bison—shape the landscape? Explore this burning question in the heart of the Canadian Rockie...
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Join Earthwatch in South Africa to help protect the second largest colony of African penguins on the planet. Read More +
Are local tree-planting practices in Costa Rica supporting forest ecosystems and helping to protect biodiversity? Read More +
By studying the feeding behavior of killer whales in Iceland, scientists can better understand potential threats to this species. Read More +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t...
How did the people of the Khmer Empire manage a changing climate and what can their resilience teach us today? 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 +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t... Read More +
Scientists expect to observe the greatest effects of global warming in the Arctic. But what, exactly, will these effects be?
What does climate change mean for one of America’s most famous national parks? Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
Climb aboard a motorboat and sail a tropical “inner sea” in search of endangered dolphins and whales in Costa Rica.
Where do endangered sea turtles thrive? Help scientists find out and protect these critical habitats. Read More +
Help scientists to understand the occurrence of giant manta rays in Peru in order to strengthen protections for this species. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists in active recovery efforts on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 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.