Please help me support Expedition Education to begin again in transforming lives and creating 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 connected with Lesley University, and now re-emerging as the Expedition Education Institute at the non-profit EcoEducation Initiatives.
I've joined this fundraising team to support this re-emergence of the traveling and place-based programs.
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.
I would be very grateful for your gift to this cause, that will continue to create the change I wish to see in the world!
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.