We inspire young people to take positive action to protect the natural world and ensure a sustainable future for all.
The majority of environmental threats that face society today will disproportionately affect young people who will have to live for an extended period with the environment that is inherited from earlier generations.
Our programs enable youth to actively become part of the solution and equip them with the skills and knowledge to generate effective responses to the growing ecological challenges. Students participate in hands on field research, allowing them an opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-world issues. The benefit of environmental education programs that involve participatory action are multidimensional. Personal interactions with researchers, team work, outdoor based activities and a sense of real purpose improve student motivation, spark new interest and promote nature discovery and inquiry skills.
Full scholarships are available for participation in week-long research expeditions during school holidays.
ClimateWatch is the first continental-scale project in the southern hemisphere to study plant and animal life cycle events, and enables every Australian to collect and record data that will shape our scientific response to climate change.
Career paths and further education resources for students interested in the Environment and STEM subjects.
Read what our student fellows have to say about their life-changing experiences on Student Challenge expeditions.