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Children who travel and explore the world with Earthwatch become full participants in real-world research in stunning, diverse locations.

These are unique opportunities for young people 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 GROUP EXPEDITIONS GO?

Here are a few examples of travel opportunities available on Student Group Expeditions:

  • Step aboard a riverboat on the Peruvian Amazon to help conserve pink river dolphins, giant river otters, monkeys, turtles, and macaws
  • Take a hike in South Africa to study hyenas 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

Every Student Group Expedition includes hands-on field research and a chance to get to know the people, culture, and natural wonders of a new part of the world. Discover how involvement in the real work of science can expand children's perceptions of their place in the world.

If your teen’s school is not offering an Earthwatch Student Group Expedition, ask his or her teacher to consider leading one. Alternatively, we have Teen Expeditions your child can join.


WHY TRAVEL WITH EARTHWATCH?

When students travel with Earthwatch, they benefit from our more than 40 years of experience in creating inspiring opportunities for volunteer participants in real-world field research. Your child will work with top international scientists on a project related to biology, volcanology, climate change, environmental science, or archaeology, among other subjects. Your son or daughter will have the opportunity to become a full participant in the scientific process - perhaps being among the first in the world to see a newly discovered species or explore an ancient archaeological site.

Earthwatch Student Group Expedition staff make safety and welfare a priority, along with education and fieldwork. Some of our safety measures include:

  • Thorough risk assessments carried out prior to the start of the project
  • Safe drinking water available at all research facilities
  • Accommodations suitable to the project and the research location
  • Field staff trained in emergency procedures and detailed emergency response plans for every project

IS MY CHILD READY FOR AN EARTHWATCH STUDENT GROUP EXPEDITION?

Student Group Expeditions are built around important research projects that are located far from typical tourist spots. They are best suited for students who are adventurous, flexible, and open-minded, enjoy hard work, have a thirst for learning, and can adapt to food and living arrangements that are different from their own. If this describes your child, it’s time to learn more!

Student Group Expeditions go all over the world and offer a wide range of activities. Each expedition is different, and each 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 and talk with your child’s teacher about the expedition he or she is planning to lead.

If your teen is ready for an Earthwatch Student Group Expedition, you can be sure Earthwatch will make his or her experience safe, extraordinary, and memorable!

Do you have further questions? Contact Us to get in touch.






Every Student Group Expedition includes hands-on field research

Student Group Expeditions are built around important research projects that are located far from typical tourist spots.

They are best suited for students who are adventurous, flexible, and open-minded, enjoy hard work, have a thirst for learning, and can adapt to food and living arrangements that are different from their own.

If this describes your child, it’s time to learn more!




Help your child prepare for the experience of a lifetime. Learn more about Earthwatch Student Group Expeditions before you book your child’s travel.

Perfect for those who have dreamed of traveling the world.