Welcome to Reach the World’s Explorer Program, where K-12 students follow real expeditions and explorers into the field. Through written articles and live video conferences, students witness the explorer mindset in action, examine STEM careers, and expand their personal frontiers. Thanks to the generous support of The Elba Foundation, this program is FREE to all K-12 educators in the U.S.
To register, choose your own adventure from the expedition list below. Each expedition comes with free, customized itineraries that vary in length. Based on your curriculum and classroom needs, select either a 4-, 6-, or 8-week itinerary to follow with your students. Embark whenever you’re ready!
Themes: Women in STEM, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Extreme Environments
Women of The Explorers Club
Meet the women of The Explorers Club! These scientific researchers and explorers are at the forefront of discovery worldwide. What does it mean to be a woman in exploration? Let’s ask them! This virtual exchange expedition begins February 11, 2021, in conjunction with the United Nations’ International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Themes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Climate Change, Local Flora & Fauna
Carlos' Expedition to the Northern Peatlands
Hi, I’m Carlos, and I study the effects of global climate change. Join me on an expedition to the peatlands of Northern Ontario, where we will study small critters that perform a big, important job. Note: This is an ongoing expedition. Register now to participate as it unfolds.
Hi! I am Charly Plaisir, a wildlife biologist specialized in eastern grey kangaroos. I travel once a year from Canada to Australia to observe kangaroos in their natural environment. Join me! Note: This is an ongoing expedition. Register now to participate as it unfolds.
Themes: Ernest Shackleton, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Climate Change, Local Flora & Fauna, Extreme Environments, Biodiversity
Weddell Sea Expedition to Antarctica
Hi, I’m Holly! Join me on an expedition to the Weddell Sea off Antarctica. I will bring you along as we attempt to solve unanswered questions about this remote area. In addition to our scientific research, we will be searching for Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance!