Earthwatch expeditions are unlike any other travel experience. Teachers and students work side by side with world-class scientists collecting data to address some of the world’s most pressing research questions in climate change, ocean health, wildlife and ecosystems, and archaeology. But you don’t have to be an expert in outdoor education, ecology, or even travel in order to lead your students on their quest to answer these questions.
Each year, we select highly motivated teachers, like you, who want to engage and inspire their students through hands-on scientific field research by leading an Earthwatch expedition within the coming years. We want teachers to feel confident and prepared when they bring a group of students out of the classroom and into the field. Through Project Kindle, you will receive the training and experience needed to organize a group of your students and lead them on the experience of a lifetime.
The Project Kindle program will prepare you to organize your students to join an expedition through training sessions and resources that cover a range of topics including: best practices for recruiting students, communicating with parents, seeking scholarship funding for students, and overcoming additional obstacles.
Project Kindle Fellows on Following Flammulated Owls in Arizona; Photo Credit Zach Zimmerman
A Project Kindle Fellowship includes the full cost of your assigned expedition, including meals, accommodations, and on-site transportation. Fellows also receive a travel award grant to offset out-of-pocket travel expenses to and from the expedition site. Travel award value varies by project location.
Project Kindle exposes teachers to the science research and necessary workshops to give them the confidence to come back into the field with their students!
Apply now for a Project Kindle 2020 Fellowship!