Expeditions

EarthEcho Expeditions represents the culmination of more than a decade of working with educators and youth from around the world. EarthEcho Expeditions uses the thrill of adventure to inspire a new generation of environmental champions. – Philippe Cousteau, Jr., Founder, EarthEcho International 

EarthEcho Expeditions is an annual program that leverages the rich Cousteau legacy of exploration and discovery to bring STEM education content alive for today’s 21st century learners and their educators. Each EarthEcho Expedition begins with a week-long exploration of a geographic area facing an environmental crisis, examining the impacts that humans have on communities and water resources across the globe. In conjunction with local research and advocacy partners as well as the Expedition Fellows, we film and produce an education module for each Expedition. Each module combines:

  • Vibrant exploration videos 
  • Environmental audits
  • Examples of environmental actions championed by youth
  • Profiles of STEM professionals

A series of live virtual events are also hosted throughout the school year to engage students with voices that inspire action around environmental challenges from Expedition.

In Fall 2017, the EarthEcho team will join educators and scientists in Southern California to examine drought and water scarcity. Twenty five exceptional middle school teachers (Expedition Fellows) will be selected to join in this exploration. 

Journey with us on one of the exciting previous EarthEcho Expeditions:

  • EarthEcho Expedition Water By Design

    Look for new Expeditions each year exploring critical environmental challenges in Southern California, Australia, Japan, and Saudi Arabia/UAE, thanks to the generous support of Northrop Grumman.

    During October 2017, the EarthEcho team will join educators with scientists in Southern California to examine water scarcity for this year’s Expedition. For the very first time, teachers will join the Expedition learning alongside Philippe Cousteau.

    Learn more about the expedition and how to apply.

  • Beyond the Dead Zone

    Join the EarthEcho Expeditions team in South Florida as we explore how development and agriculture are impacting the region’s natural ecosystems. From the Everglades to Biscayne Bay, we speak with scientists and youth about ocean acidification’s effects on marine life and the fragile marine systems in the southeast. 

  • Into the Dead Zone

    Join the EarthEcho Expeditions team on our inaugural adventure as we travel throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed to learn more about a global ocean issue that plagues more 400 communities worldwide: dead zones. Journey through five states and the District of Columbia to investigate the impacts causing a dead zone in the world’s largest estuary, including urbanization, agriculture, wastewater, and airborne pollution.

  • Shell Shocked

    Join the EarthEcho Expeditions team in the Pacific Northwest as we explore perhaps the most serious issue facing our oceans today: ocean acidification. Travel the gorgeous, rugged coastline to learn about the causes of ocean acidification and how it is affecting the native communities along Washington’s Olympic Coast.