Expeditions for School Groups
Do you want to show students how exciting science can be, while addressing some of the biggest environmental challenges?
Earthwatch School Group expeditions bring science to life by engaging enthusiastic teachers and students in hands-on field research, led by experienced and inspirational scientists.
Working alongside world-class scientists and local communities you and your students will be helping to protect some of the most precious and unique habitats on earth. From conserving the Amazon rainforest, excavating a Roman fort in northern England, or monitoring hyenas in South Africa, our broad range of expeditions in more than twenty countries allows you to engage and educate your students beyond the boundaries of a classroom
Earthwatch expeditions are perfect for:
- Experiential learning through scientific field research
- Educational opportunities and one to one time with scientists
- Boosting experience for university applications, professional development, and CVs
- Exploring career paths
- Supporting local communities or community-based learning
- Personal growth and building confidence
Science field trips
Earthwatch will work directly with you to design an expedition schedule that works for you and your students. You can choose to go over school holidays, during the summer, or at any other time during the school term. School group expeditions can be organized for students aged 16 and 17 in groups ranging from 8 to 24 participants. Plus for every 6 students recruited 1 teacher can join with no contribution.
What expeditions are available?
Below is a list of the current expeditions available for school groups. To find out more about what the expedition is about please click on the expedition name. If you have another expedition that isn’t in the below list please still ask if it is possible.
How to become a Student Challenger
To join a 2013/14 Student Challenge team you can either apply for a fully funded position if you are a student who attends a public school, or contact Earthwatch if you would like to join as a paying student. Dates are still being finalised but we encourage you to register your interest here (mail to link email@example.com ) for early acceptance.
Find out more
For an educational, enriching learning experience, for you, your school and your student, please contact Earthwatch on 03 9016 7590 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other educational initiatives
- TeachLive offers an innovative and unique way for teachers to join an Earthwatch expedition and report back on what they have learned to their students via daily online classrooms.
- Student Challenge offers 16-17 year olds a “learning through doing" process where they have the chance to join a one-week, student only, scientific field research.
- ClimateWatch is a climate change monitoring program that allows all Australians to participate with the scientific community in making observations and recording data.
“I now see science and fieldwork as much more interesting than I did previously and I really enjoyed all the hands-on work" Jacqueline, Brimbank College, Australia's Vanishing Frogs