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 local farmers to conserve elephants and their habitat in southeast Kenya by implementing sustainable agriculture practices.
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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 +
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 +
Help researchers study the nesting behavior of Flammulated Owls in Utah and Arizona to better understand how this species is influenced by c... Read More +
When did ancient Portuguese societies shift to agriculture? Hunter-gatherers and farmers may have coexisted for a brief time here. Unearth t...
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 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?
How much can the lowly caterpillar tell us about the world we live in? More than you might imagine. Read More +
Help discover and protect this delicate Alpine environment from climate change, and from ourselves. Read More +
How is a national treasure being reshaped by the changing climate? Help scientists search for clues in Acadia National Park. Read More +
Even the world’s most beautiful and natural ecosystems are being bombarded with marine debris. Work with scientists and local communities in...
How can we keep shark and ray populations strong? Find answers while exploring some of the world’s most beautiful reefs. Read More +
Help Earthwatch scientists in active recovery efforts on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. 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.
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?