Help us launch the bus programs so that we can begin again to transform lives and create ecological leaders for the 21st century!

The expedition model of education has been a leader in transformative experiential teaching and learning for over 40 years beginning with the Trailside Country School, evolving into the Audubon Expedition Institute in partnership with Lesley University, and now re-emerging as the Expedition Education Institute (EEI) at the non-profit EcoEducation Initiatives.

Our vision is to create a sustainable, flourishing program that provides transformative education to a new generation of students and helps them become leaders in the movement to create a just, ecologically healthy, and compassionate world.

We are well on our way to making this vision a reality. The foundation we have laid has been made possible by the generosity and dedication of uncountable donors, supporters, and volunteers.

Your gift today is critical for our continuing work.

We thank you for your support and are grateful for every donation, no matter how large or small!

More about EEI:

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.

In Community,
The Board of Trustees for the Expedition Education Institute

p.s. Yes, you may notice that we are each also part of this campaign as individual fundraisers. We are each reaching out to our personal and professional circles that might not be directly connected to the "Bus," but who often already know the value of this program through knowing us and having witnessed our own growth and transformation.
If you would like to join the JumpStart Campaign Team and expand your capacity to give while also providing outreach for EEI, you can join us by going to our team page:
Once on this page, simply click on "Fundraise" in the "Join This Team" Box. You will be directed through an easy set-up for your page that includes ways to share your fundraiser. FMI or for queries about the process, please contact Larkspur at

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