What is Earth Expeditions?
Earth Expeditions is a groundbreaking global program supporting university courses, degree programs, and collaborative projects that are making a difference in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Through Earth Expeditions courses, our mission is to build an alliance of individuals with first-hand knowledge of inquiry-driven, community-based learning for the benefit of ecological communities, student achievement, and global understanding.
Earth Expeditions Courses
Earth Expeditions courses consist of a 5-credit summer semester course (that includes a 10-day in-person study abroad experience and web-based work) and a 2-credit fall semester follow-on web-based course earned through Miami University. Choose a location below to learn more.
Use the navigation links to learn more about Course Details, Planned Sites, Costs, and to see images from this course in the Photo Gallery.
* Video produced by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
At Home and Abroad
Travel to pivotal hotspots worldwide to engage in inquiry and action projects while developing new approaches to address the vital issues of our time. Build relationships with leading educators, community leaders, and conservationists from around the world.
From home or work, all students collaborate with Miami University faculty and classmates in Dragonfly Workshops, an easy-to-use web-based learning community created by Miami’s Project Dragonfly. Students worldwide discuss assignments, develop projects, and exchange ideas throughout the summer and fall semesters.
Am I Eligible?
Earth Expeditions graduate courses are open to people from all disciplines and settings who hold a bachelor’s degree. Participants have included pre-K-12 teachers, school administrators, and university faculty as well as full- and part-time employees who work in non-school settings such as businesses, civic agencies, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental organizations, youth programs, parks, and museums. Stay-at-home caregivers and self-employed professionals have also experienced Earth Expeditions, as well as active and retired military personnel and their spouses. All have taken our classes from wherever they are located in the world.