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!

Unlocking the Oceans' Secrets

Themes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Extreme Environments, Technology, Sustainable Development

Unlocking the Oceans' Secrets

What lies in the darkest, most remote depths of our oceans? The explorers at Ocean Infinity are using cutting-edge technology to explore Earth’s last major frontier–and you can join the expedition!

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The World of Modern Mapping

Themes: Geography, Technology, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM

The World of Modern Mapping

How can modern maps help us see the world in an entirely new way? The experts at Esri are using advanced mapping technology to identify and solve complex, real-world problems–let’s see how!

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Jesse's BackyardBio Expedition

Themes: Citizen Science, STEM, Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Biodiversity

Jesse's BackyardBio Expedition

Do you know what’s living in your own backyard? We’re on a mission to connect more deeply with the wildlife all around us, sharing backyard discoveries from around the world! What will you find?

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Women of The Explorers Club

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!

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Alyssa's Expedition to Cambodia

Themes: Archeology, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Culture

Alyssa's Expedition to Cambodia

My name is Alyssa, and I’m a space archeologist! I’m living in Cambodia, conducting research on the archaeology that I’ve spent the last year mapping with satellite imagery. Join me on this adventure!

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Cambodia Expedition

Themes: Turtles, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Culture, Local Flora & Fauna, Sustainable Development

Cambodia Expedition

Ten young members of The Explorers Club have come together to embark on a journey down Cambodia’s Mekong River, traveling into remote areas using inflatable pack rafts. Follow along!

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Carlos' Expedition to the Northern Peatlands

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.

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Charly's Expedition to Australia

Themes: Kangaroos, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Climate Change, Local Flora & Fauna

Charly's Expedition to Australia

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!

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Colin's Expedition to Antarctica

Themes: Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Tourism, Extreme Environments, Sustainable Development

Colin's Expedition to Antarctica

Hi, I’m Colin! Join me as I journey south to what’s known as the Last Continent–Antarctica! Let’s see what adventures await us on the ice and snow at the bottom of the world.

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Inspiring Explorer's Expedition to Antarctica

Themes: Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Extreme Environments

Inspiring Explorer's Expedition to Antarctica

What is it like to journey to Antarctica, following in the footsteps of bold, early polar explorers? Join the Inspiring Explorers as they share their adventures from the bottom of the world!

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Julianne's Expedition to Botswana

Themes: Perseverance, Cycling, Culture, Local Flora & Fauna

Julianne's Expedition to Botswana

Hi! I’m Julianne, and I am a professional photographer and adventurer. Join me on a more than 1,000-mile biking expedition across Botswana and Namibia. What will we see along the way?

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Lynn's Expedition to Kenya

Themes: Elephants, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Culture, Local Flora & Fauna, Sustainable Development

Lynn's Expedition to Kenya

Hello, young explorers! My name is Lynn, and I’m a PhD student currently studying African savannah elephant movements and behavior in Kasigau Wildlife Corridor in Kenya. I’m so happy you can join me!

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Mai's Expedition to Madagascar

Themes: Leeches, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Biodiversity

Mai's Expedition to Madagascar

Hi, I’m Mai! I hope you’ll join my expedition to Madagascar, where I’ll be collecting leeches in a “Lost Forest” and using them to learn more about the unique animals that live there.

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MOSAiC Expedition to the Central Arctic

Themes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Climate Change, Local Flora & Fauna, Extreme Environments, Biodiversity

MOSAiC Expedition to the Central Arctic

Join the most extensive Central Arctic research expedition in history! Connect with MOSAiC’s international team of researchers, as they return from the top of the globe and share their experiences.

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Weddell Sea Expedition to Antarctica

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!

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Wind Surf's Expedition to the Caribbean

Themes: Culture, Local Flora & Fauna, Tourism, Sustainable Development

Wind Surf's Expedition to the Caribbean

Are you ready to embark on a virtual circumnavigation of the Caribbean aboard Wind Surf? Let’s experience life on-board one of the world’s largest sailing ships and explore the islands.

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