For High School Students
If you’re a high school student with a passion for adventure, science, and the natural world, Earthwatch Student Expeditions were created for you.
These are unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to discover what it means to be a working scientist engaged in projects that help protect, conserve, and make sense of the natural world.
Where do Earthwatch Student Expeditions take you? Here are just a few examples of the travel opportunities available to high school groups:
- Step aboard our riverboat in Peru to help conserve the Amazon Basin’s pink dolphins, giant river otters, monkeys, turtles, and macaws.
- Hike across South Africa to study hyaenas and other scavengers to document the threats they face, and help find ways to protect them.
- Explore the clear waters off the coast of Belize to help establish protected areas for sharks along the magnificent Mesoamerican Reef.
If your school is not offering an Earthwatch Student Expedition, ask your teacher to consider leading one. Alternatively, we have Teen Teams that you can join.
Why travel with Earthwatch?
When you travel with Earthwatch, you benefit from more than 40 years of experience in creating inspiring experiences for volunteer participants in real-world field research. You’ll work with top international scientists on projects related to biology, volcanology, climate change, environmental science, or archaeology. You’ll have the opportunity to participate fully in the scientific process – perhaps being among the first in the world to see a newly discovered species or explore an ancient archeological site.
Are you ready for an Earthwatch Expedition?
Earthwatch Expeditions are right for you if you’re adventurous, open-minded, enjoy hard work and have a thirst for learning. It also helps if you’re ready to try new foods, live in new and different situations, and meet people from completely different cultures.
Earthwatch Student Expeditions travel to every part of the world, and include a range of activities and opportunities. Each expedition is different, and offers a unique opportunity to get involved with exploration and discovery. Browse our Earthwatch Student Expeditions to learn more about where we go and what we do, or talk with your teacher about the expedition he or she is leading.
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