Our Mission and Passion
We know that outdoor experiences help students increase their understanding of natural and human communities which leads to a sense of place. Students can develop stronger environmental attitudes and have a deeper understanding of civic issues. We provide outdoor learning experiences that support educators so they can raise the next generation of responsible citizens who care about each other and the Earth. With STEAM in the PARK, we know that learning outside the classroom can help teachers create enthusiasm for learning, provide a real-world context and expose students to a range of STEM careers. Our goal is to integrate outdoor learning via the National Parks with Real World Problems utilizing tools such as the UN Global Goals. We are the premiere organization that allows for educators to gather in National Parks and solve UN Global Goals that National Parks face.
At Expeditions in Education, we know that students around the world have the ability to solve problems. We aspire to give them opportunities to do that every single day. We travel around the country, filming in National Parks, in order to bring real-world experiences to students, families, and teachers. We research the challenges that National Parks face and then write STEM content that teachers and parents can introduce to their students and children. Each experience includes a look at the park, its history, its place in the world, and the impact it has on those around it. We include a STEM challenge connected to one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Goals. These goals affect us all! We also host professional learning communities for educators at National Parks where they connect, collaborate, and create content to share with their students.
Our 2022 Year in Review
We are so excited about what we have been able to accomplish and can't wait to continue in 2023. We have reached over 1.25 million students, teachers, and families this year. Let's keep moving forward! We would love to have you join us on our journey.
You can help us change the world by providing a one time or ongoing monthly financial gift that will help us continue offering these programs. Visit our donation page to support Expeditions in Education.