Study Climate Change at the Arctic's Edge

Program Duration

1-2 Week


Inquire for specific dates.

Travel Types

  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Volunteering


No experience is necessary - all you will need is enthusiasm and the desire to make a difference. For over 40 years Earthwatch Institute has pioneered the involvement of ordinary people in peer-reviewed scientific research worldwide. By joining an Earthwatch Expedition, you have a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the world's rarest animals and visit remote and beautiful locations, while directly supporting conservation science. We offer life enhancing experiences in nearly 50 countries each year, with projects for teens, adults, and families.


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Cost in US$:

3,625 to 5,625 USD (based on site/# of days)

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Registration fees
  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Excursions
  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Medical services
  • Medical insurance
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

Our volunteers not only contribute essential funds that help to cover the cost of the research, but also, through their inspiration and effort, they provide the people power without which many of our vital projects simply couldn't take place. We are a non-profit organization but accommodation, meals, insurance, training and transport in the field are also included in your contribution cost. As a non-profit organization that supports scientific research, your contribution and airfare costs are usually tax-deductible for U.S. citizens.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Archaeology
  • Biological Research
  • Business
  • Community Health
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Marine Conservation
  • Parks
  • Public Policy
  • Tourism
  • Tree Planting
  • Water
  • Wildlife Surveying
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

Typical Volunteer

Earthwatch expeditions appeal to a variety of people, including students, retirees, families, educators, and anyone seeking an exciting journey that enables them to give back to the environment. Our expeditions have a wide range of activity levels, from hiking intensive to easy expeditions with limited physical activity. There is an Earthwatch expedition out there for everyone!

Age Range

Teen (age 15 - 18) and adult (age 18-90) teams available.

This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 6-11

Scholarships are Available

Very limited fellowships may be available, mainly for high-school students and educators. Visit our website for more information.

Application Process Involves

  • Other
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Physical Exam/Health Records
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is