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 and an annual cohort of 25 classroom teachers, 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. 

Journey with us on one of the exciting EarthEcho Expeditions:

  • Test Expedition

    The EarthEcho Expeditions team travels to the Pacific Northwest to explore how the continued absorption of carbon dioxide by our oceans is changing the fundamental chemistry that marine ecosystems depend on to operate.

  • Beyond the Dead Zone

    The EarthEcho Expeditions team travels to South Florida to explore how development and agriculture have impacted this region’s natural ecosystems. 

  • Into the Dead Zone

    Dive into the Chesapeake Bay with Philippe Cousteau Jr. and scientists from the Oyster Recovery Partnership, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to explore a phenomenon that threatens our global oceans: dead zones.