Project Kindle, United States

Project Kindle, United States


Lead your students on the experience of a lifetime

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.

We want teachers to feel confident and prepared when they bring a group of students on an Earthwatch expedition. Through Project Kindle teachers like you are trained on organizing a student group and experience an expedition before leading one. Each year we select highly motivated teachers who want to engage and inspire their students through hands-on scientific field research within the next couple years.

The 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.

The Project Kindle Experience:

  • Experience all aspects of an Earthwatch expedition before leading students on one.
  • Explore ways to align your student group expedition with your school’s learning model.
  • Gain confidence, skills, and knowledge in leading student travel.
  • Support a critical conservation research project and help to solve key environmental challenges.
  • Invigorate your teaching with new insights and inspire your students to take action.
  • Collaborate with a team of teachers and share best practices, ideas, and the spirit of team-based scientific inquiry.
  • Ignite scientific discovery and environmental awareness within your classroom.


  • High School classroom teachers within the U.S. are eligible to apply
  • Available to travel for 7-14 days
  • Commitment to engaging your students on an Earthwatch expedition in 2020 or 2021
  • Time and flexibility in your schedule to take on this commitment
  • Passion for education
  • Interest in how scientific research is conducted
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with a team of teachers from diverse background and expertise

Award Details:

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.

How to apply for a 2019 fellowship:

  1. Click here to complete your application
  2. Complete your application by January 10, 2019
  3. Phone interviews will be conducted from February-March 2019
  4. Fellowship notifications will be sent by April 30, 2019

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Interested in Project Kindle 2020?

Fill out the interest form and we’ll let you know when the application goes live!

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