Please help me support Expedition Education to begin anew in transforming lives and creating ecological leaders for the 21st century!
The Expedition Education Institute has its roots in the 40+ year history of the traveling high school, college, and graduate programs that were created and run by the Trailside Country School, the Audubon Expedition Institute, and Lesley University.
I was lucky to have discovered and then to have participated in the Expedition model of education, and I fervently wish for this education to be available to future students like me.
This program changed my life by shifting the way I communicate with others and how I relate to the world around me. It disregards the traditional model of education and empowers students to take their learning to a place of authenticity and inspiration.
The EEI model supports students to develop capacities and build confidence in their articulation, expression, and creativity, as well as their leadership and group process abilities.
Students and faculty live and learn together, traveling in a custom retrofitted school bus, eating, sleeping, and studying outdoors while exploring the local and global environmental challenges that communities and ecosystems are facing. During their travels, the community examines and learns about the myriad sustainable solutions that represent the “blessed unrest.” They come to know the bioregion, ecologically, culturally, and socio-politically; and come to know themselves on a deeper level, individually and as part of a rich learning community.