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Earthwatch Student Group Expeditions immerse young people in hands-on field research and real-world interactions with researchers and local communities.

Teens are full participants in every aspect of Earthwatch projects, from data collection to cooking to attending lectures and workshops.

Earthwatch is a pioneer and market leader:

  • Earthwatch began sending expeditions into the field in 1971, so we have many decades of experience in the field.
  • National Geographic Adventure has ranked Earthwatch as #1 in both volunteering and education volunteer opportunities worldwide
  • Bradt's Wildlife & Conservation Volunteering: The Complete Guide named Earthwatch as one of the top international wildlife and conservation organizations and the only organization to achieve the maximum score for its "demonstrable achievements"
  • Bradt's gives Earthwatch high marks for safety, fieldwork, credibility, and pre-expedition planning
  • Browse our Field Reports with results from our expeditions


AMONG STUDENTS WHO TRAVELED OUTSIDE THEIR COUNTRIES BEFORE THE AGE OF

18

MORE THAN

88%

RECEIVED A COLLEGE DEGREE


Earthwatch offers over 40 years experience in delivering safe travel opportunities

Earthwatch offers over 40 years experience in delivering safe travel opportunities.



BECOME THE TEACHER YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE

As a teacher, you’re eager to provide the best and most educational experiences for your students. But Student Group Expeditions benefit teachers as well as students:

  • Teachers bringing six or more students pay no expedition fees
  • Teachers gain invaluable educational and personal experience in the field
  • Teachers contribute to the expedition by facilitating their students’ work in the project, counseling them if there are any problems, contributing their professional expertise, and acting as a link to their communities back home