Each year, Down to Earth Expeditions launches an educational expedition to an Arctic location to highlight various environmental issues, while empowering the next generation to act on these issues.
Educators that are selected to participate in DTE will embark on an 11-15 day arctic expedition to hone their skills teaching in front of fellow teachers. They receive quality feedback, improve their environmental curriculum through direct experience, gain a sense of place, self, and community within an Arctic environment. Schools, friends, and families can track our expeditions and ask us questions along the way.
After each expedition, while in the Arctic, the educators lead a group of 6th grade students in an environmental project to promote awareness around climate change in that given Arctic region. Students are a mix; those who have traveled from mainland USA and those from within the native region.