Step into your future

Calling all students in Years 10, 11 and 12 with a sense of adventure and burn to contribute to real-world environmental issues!

Full scholarships are available for you to join in week-long research expeditions during your school holidays.

You’ll live and work in the field alongside Earthwatch scientists, doing hands-on research work like surveying fauna and flora, and monitoring carbon and water. As well as contributing directly to conservation research, you’ll increase your environmental and scientific acumen, learn about careers and future pathways, and make friends with other action-oriented students.

2022 Programs

Ecosystems of the Murray River and Mallee - Applications now closed 

Calperum Station, South Australia: 2nd – 8th October 2022

Open to students in Year 10, 11 or 12 at South Australia Government schools.

See more information via the flyer here. 

Applications for this Student Challenge are now closed.

Protecting the Reef’s Coastal Frontier - Applications now closed

Gladstone, Queensland: 3rd - 9th July 2022 or 18th - 24th September 2022

Open to students in Year 10, 11 or 12 at Queensland Government schools. 

See more information via flyer 1 and flyer 2.

Applications for this Student Challenge are now closed.

Protecting the Reefs Coastal frontier is a part of our 
Healthy Coasts campaign.

Want to get involved?  Click Here

Have question? Email us at [email protected]


COVID Vaccination Policy

Our COVID vaccination policy follows the latest Australian Government advice. For minors (students under the age of 18 years), COVID vaccinations are strongly encouraged and boosters are recommended. It is not compulsory for students to be vaccinated in order to participate in a Student Challenge expedition. All adult (over the age of 18 years) Earthwatch staff and on-ground research staff are required to produce verified proof of full COVID vaccination (double dose) unless medically exempt.

Our COVID policy is subject to change/check webpage regularly for up to date information.