Students can apply for full scholarships to participate in week-long research expeditions held during school holidays. Read more
At Earthwatch, we want to 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’ll have to live with the environment, and the environmental conditions, they inherit from earlier generations long after those generations have gone.
We’ve designed our programs to empower young people to become an active part of the solution, and to equip them with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to generate effective responses to growing ecological challenges. As active participants in hands-on field research, students will have the opportunity to apply their in-class learning to real-world issues.
Students benefit from these sorts of hands-on education programs in so many ways. Through personal interaction with researchers, outdoor-based activities and teamwork, they develop a sense of real purpose. This improves their overall motivation, sparks new interest in the world around them, and promotes nature discovery and inquiry skills.
Students can apply for full scholarships to participate in week-long research expeditions held during school holidays.
Join Earthwatch online for a virtual Bush Blitz expedition in your very own backyard.
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.
Need some help finding your calling? If you’re interested in the environment and STEM subjects, check out our career path and further education resources.
Read what other students had to say about their life-changing experiences on Student Challenge expeditions.