Reach the World’s one-to-many virtual exchange journeys allow K-12 students to follow real expeditions and explorers into the field. Through written articles and live video conferences, students witness the explorer mindset in action, examine STEM careers, and expand their personal frontiers.
Classrooms can join LIVE virtual exchanges as they are happening around the world, or select any one of the free, customized itineraries (available as 4-, 6-, or 8-week experiences) and relive recent expedition experiences on-demand. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to embark whenever you’re ready!
Endurance22 Expedition to AntarcticaThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Local Flora & Fauna, Extreme Environments, Technology, Archaeology
Endurance22 Expedition to Antarctica
More than 100 years after Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, sank off Antarctica, a team of underwater search experts is going back to find it! Are you ready to join Reach the World’s most epic virtual exchange expedition yet?
Hellenic Arc Volcanic Field ExpeditionThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Extreme Environments, Geology
Hellenic Arc Volcanic Field Expedition
Join scientists aboard the JOIDES Resolution as they collect underwater rock and sediment cores inside the caldera of Santorini, Greece–the site of one of the world’s largest-ever volcanic eruptions!
Kelly's Expedition to MozambiqueThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Photography
Kelly's Expedition to Mozambique
Hi! I’m Kelly, and I am traveling to Tofo Beach, Mozambique to photograph whale sharks and help to protect them in these waters. Want to join me for this epic underwater adventure? Let’s go!
Abigail's Expedition to PeruThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna
Abigail's Expedition to Peru
Hola! Hello! I’m Abigail, and I am currently living in Peru studying the extent of water pollution in the Amazon River. Follow along as I meet new friends, try new foods, and explore my new home!
HMS OardaciousThemes: Resilience, Extreme Environments
Hit the high seas with Royal Navy Submariners as they race to row the 3,000 miles from the coast of Africa (the Canary Islands) to the Caribbean (Antigua), demonstrating resilience through adversity.
Jane's Expedition to MexicoThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna
Jane's Expedition to Mexico
Hi, I’m Jane, and I have journeyed to the Caribbean coast of Mexico to track what may be a new species of oceanic manta! Join me as I track these amazing animals and learn how to best protect them.
Aarthi's Expedition to French PolynesiaThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Photography
Aarthi's Expedition to French Polynesia
How do scientists record and study marine life in one of the world’s largest shark sanctuaries? Join Fulbright researcher Aarthi as she travels to a remote atoll in French Polynesia to investigate!
Expedition to Mount EverestThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Climate Change, Extreme Environments, Conservation
Expedition to Mount Everest
Explorers flock to climb it, scientists study it closely, and the Nepalese call it the “Goddess of the Sky”. What makes Mount Everest so irresistible? Let’s climb to the top of the world to find out!
Scientific Drilling in the South Atlantic OceanThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Climate Change, Extreme Environments, Geology
Scientific Drilling in the South Atlantic Ocean
What can we learn by drilling holes in the seabed far beneath the South Atlantic Ocean? Climb aboard the JOIDES Resolution as a team of scientists investigate the land beneath the water!
Li's Expedition to ColombiaThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Culture, Local Flora & Fauna, Biodiversity
Li's Expedition to Colombia
Hi, I’m Li, and I use my microscope to take a closer look at the incredible insects and other small creatures throughout Colombia’s tropical dry forest ecosystem. What creatures can we discover together?
Alexandra's Expedition to IcelandThemes: Sustainable Development, Conservation, Culture, Local Flora & Fauna
Alexandra's Expedition to Iceland
Hi, I’m Alexandra, and I live on the island country of Iceland. From waterfalls and glaciers to volcanos and traditions that date back to the time of Vikings, there’s so much we can explore together!
Colin's Expedition to Costa RicaThemes: Sustainable Development, Conservation, Culture, Local Flora & Fauna, Tourism, Biodiversity
Colin's Expedition to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is home to an estimated 500,000 species of plants and animals, making it one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. Join me as I explore this special place through a conservation lens.
ARCSPIN Expedition to Arctic AlaskaThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Climate Change, Local Flora & Fauna, Extreme Environments
ARCSPIN Expedition to Arctic Alaska
Travel to the frontline of climate change in far-north Alaska alongside a team of researchers who are investigating the relationship between melting permafrost and changes within clouds.
Unlocking the Oceans' SecretsThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Extreme Environments, Technology, Sustainable Development
Unlocking the Oceans' Secrets
What lies in the darkest, most remote depths of our oceans? The explorers at Ocean Infinity are using cutting-edge technology to explore Earth’s last major frontier–and you can join the expedition!
Charly's Expedition to AustraliaThemes: Kangaroos, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Climate Change, Local Flora & Fauna
Charly's Expedition to Australia
Hi! I am Charly Plaisir, a wildlife biologist specialized in eastern grey kangaroos. I travel once a year from Canada to Australia to observe kangaroos in their natural environment. Join me!
MOSAiC Expedition to the Central ArcticThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Climate Change, Local Flora & Fauna, Extreme Environments, Biodiversity
MOSAiC Expedition to the Central Arctic
Join the most extensive Central Arctic research expedition in history! Connect with MOSAiC’s international team of researchers, as they return from the top of the globe and share their experiences.
Women of The Explorers ClubThemes: Women in STEM, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Extreme Environments
Women of The Explorers Club
Meet the women of The Explorers Club! These scientific researchers and explorers are at the forefront of discovery worldwide. What does it mean to be a woman in exploration? Let’s ask them!
Mai's Expedition to MadagascarThemes: Leeches, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Biodiversity
Mai's Expedition to Madagascar
Hi, I’m Mai! I hope you’ll join my expedition to Madagascar, where I’ll be collecting leeches in a “Lost Forest” and using them to learn more about the unique animals that live there.
Carlos' Expedition to the Northern PeatlandsThemes: Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Climate Change, Local Flora & Fauna
Carlos' Expedition to the Northern Peatlands
Hi, I’m Carlos, and I study the effects of global climate change. Join me on an expedition to the peatlands of Northern Ontario, where we will study small critters that perform a big, important job.
The World of Modern MappingThemes: Geography, Technology, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM
The World of Modern Mapping
How can modern maps help us see the world in an entirely new way? The experts at Esri are using advanced mapping technology to identify and solve complex, real-world problems–let’s see how!
Jesse's BackyardBio ExpeditionThemes: Citizen Science, STEM, Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Biodiversity
Jesse's BackyardBio Expedition
Do you know what’s living in your own backyard? We’re on a mission to connect more deeply with the wildlife all around us, sharing backyard discoveries from around the world! What will you find?
Alyssa's Expedition to CambodiaThemes: Archeology, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Culture
Alyssa's Expedition to Cambodia
My name is Alyssa, and I’m a space archeologist! I’m living in Cambodia, conducting research on the archaeology that I’ve spent the last year mapping with satellite imagery. Join me on this adventure!
Cambodia ExpeditionThemes: Turtles, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Culture, Local Flora & Fauna, Sustainable Development
Ten young members of The Explorers Club have come together to embark on a journey down Cambodia’s Mekong River, traveling into remote areas using inflatable pack rafts. Follow along!
Inspiring Explorer's Expedition to AntarcticaThemes: Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Extreme Environments
Inspiring Explorer's Expedition to Antarctica
What is it like to journey to Antarctica, following in the footsteps of bold, early polar explorers? Join the Inspiring Explorers as they share their adventures from the bottom of the world!
Colin's Expedition to AntarcticaThemes: Conservation, Local Flora & Fauna, Tourism, Extreme Environments, Sustainable Development
Colin's Expedition to Antarctica
Hi, I’m Colin! Join me as I journey south to what’s known as the Last Continent–Antarctica! Let’s see what adventures await us on the ice and snow at the bottom of the world.
Julianne's Expedition to BotswanaThemes: Perseverance, Cycling, Culture, Local Flora & Fauna
Julianne's Expedition to Botswana
Hi! I’m Julianne, and I am a professional photographer and adventurer. Join me on a more than 1,000-mile biking expedition across Botswana and Namibia. What will we see along the way?
Lynn's Expedition to KenyaThemes: Elephants, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Culture, Local Flora & Fauna, Sustainable Development
Lynn's Expedition to Kenya
Hello, young explorers! My name is Lynn, and I’m a PhD student currently studying African savannah elephant movements and behavior in Kasigau Wildlife Corridor in Kenya. I’m so happy you can join me!
Weddell Sea Expedition to AntarcticaThemes: Ernest Shackleton, Scientific Fieldwork, STEM, Conservation, Climate Change, Local Flora & Fauna, Extreme Environments, Biodiversity
Weddell Sea Expedition to Antarctica
Hi, I’m Holly! Join me on an expedition to the Weddell Sea off Antarctica. I will bring you along as we attempt to solve unanswered questions about this remote area. In addition to our scientific research, we will be searching for Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance!
Wind Surf's Expedition to the CaribbeanThemes: Culture, Local Flora & Fauna, Tourism, Sustainable Development
Wind Surf's Expedition to the Caribbean
Are you ready to embark on a virtual circumnavigation of the Caribbean aboard Wind Surf? Let’s experience life on-board one of the world’s largest sailing ships and explore the islands.
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