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We have motivated more than 182,700 students since 1999

We have motivated more than 182,700 students since 1999 to research important environmental and sustainability issues and bring about real positive change.

You can join our education mission

We run environmental education and student empowerment programs for primary and secondary schools.

Peer-teaching pedagogy and the Head, Heart, and Hand framework are aligned to curriculum, and used to give students agency to inspire on-ground action and encourage behaviour change.

School Programs

We offer a range of exciting school programs aimed at inspiring students to become more engaged with environmental issues and encouraging them to take action towards creating a more sustainable future. These programs provide hands-on learning experiences that take students out of the classroom and into the field, allowing them to work alongside scientists and researchers on real-world environmental projects.

Students have the opportunity to engage in activities such as monitoring and collecting data on local ecosystems, investigating the impacts of climate change, and participating in conservation efforts for threatened species.

These programs not only provide valuable learning opportunities, but they also foster a sense of connection and responsibility towards the natural world, empowering students to become stewards of the planet.

Teacher Development

Earthwatch Australia Teacher Development is a program designed to provide educators with professional development opportunities that incorporate environmental research and education into the classroom.

Through this program, teachers gain hands-on experience in field research and are provided with curriculum resources and support to help integrate these experiences into their teaching practices. Earthwatch Australia Teacher Development aims to inspire and empower educators to bring real-world environmental issues into the classroom, promoting a deeper understanding of sustainability and encouraging students to become active participants in creating a more sustainable future.

By participating in this program, teachers gain valuable knowledge and skills that can be applied across multiple subject areas, ultimately contributing to the development of a more environmentally literate society.

Student Development

Our Student Development program is designed to provide young people with unique opportunities for personal and professional growth through engagement in environmental research and education.

This program offers a range of hands-on experiences that allow students to develop skills and knowledge in areas such as science, leadership, and communication, while also promoting a deep connection to the natural world. With a focus on promoting sustainability and conservation, Earthwatch Australia Student Development aims to empower young people to become leaders in their communities and to make a positive impact on the planet. By participating in these programs, students gain valuable experience and develop a sense of purpose and responsibility towards creating a more sustainable future.

Youth Development

Discover the Earthwatch Agents of Change for the Environment program—an exciting initiative designed for 18-24 year-olds eager to make a positive impact on their communities and the environment.

This innovative program operates in three distinct areas: the Hunter Region and Port Macquarie, Far North Queensland, and the South Coast of New South Wales. Whether you're passionate about environmental sustainability, community development, or both, join us on a transformative journey towards creating a greener, more sustainable future. Engage in hands-on experiences, connect with like-minded individuals, and become an agent of change in your community. Take the first step toward a brighter tomorrow with Earthwatch's Agents of Change program.