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.
Since 2019, Expeditions in Education has empowered over 3.8 million students worldwide. At our core, we believe in the problem-solving potential of students everywhere. Our mission is to provide them with daily opportunities to exercise this ability. We traverse the nation, capturing footage within National Parks, to bring authentic, real-world experiences to students, families, and educators alike.
Our process begins with meticulous research into the challenges confronting these National Parks. Subsequently, we craft STEM-focused content tailored for teachers and parents to integrate seamlessly into their educational environments. Each expedition delves into the park's rich history, its significance in the global landscape, and its impact on surrounding communities. Furthermore, we present STEM challenges intricately linked to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing their universal relevance.
Moreover, we facilitate professional learning communities for educators within National Parks, aptly named STEAM in the PARK. Here, educators convene to foster connections, collaborate on innovative ideas, and co-create content geared towards enriching student learning experiences. Through these initiatives, we strive to cultivate a generation of empowered problem-solvers poised to address the world's most pressing challenges.
Our 2023 Year in Review
We are so excited about what we have been able to accomplish and can't wait to continue in 2024. We have reached over 1.7 million students, teachers, and families this year. Let's keep moving forward! We would love to have you join us on our journey.