Make your summer count! Dive into marine
biology as you snorkel with wild sea lions, experience
climate change as you ice hike on a massive glacier,
or feel like you are going back in time by visiting
ancient cultures. You'll do what most people only dream
about. You will make new friends, explore wild places,
earn college credit and service hours, and discover
yourself while learning new outdoor skills like snorkeling,
hiking, kayaking, and camping.
We're currently offering programs for...
Individual High School
Students Seeking a Summer Eco-Adventure Program:
Individual high school students ages 15-19 from around
the US participate in Green Edventures each summer.
The enrollment procedure requires a letter of interest
and teacher recommendation. Individual students are
then paired with a group of similar age and interest
and a group leader to correspond with before the trip.
If the group or group leader is not in that student’s
area, Facebook groups allow participants to “meet” each
other before the program begins.
Mexico Sea Quest
High School & Middle
School Students Traveling with a Group:
Participants are ages 12-19 and travel with a teacher
from their school. Participants are invited by their
teacher to participate in a educational eco-adventure.
Many of our participants come from WI, IL, NE, and MI.
College groups are arranged through a specific college
or university. The program is tailored to the group’s
academic or research interests. Click here for upcoming
college groups to join.
Who are Green Edventures' Students?
are budding eco-warriors, future naturalists and marine
biologists. Teens who love interacting with people from
different cultures, science and the environment are
Green Edventures participants. They explore wild places,
have up close encounters with mega fauna, and work side-by-side
with other students while collecting valuable field
data for local conservation efforts. We work with teacher-led
groups and individual teens seeking an environment-based
eco-adventure program in Alaska or Mexico during the
each program for specific requirements. In general for
snorkeling programs you must know how to swim and for
all others be in excellent physical and emotional health
with the ability to follow directions. You don't have
to be an athlete to participate, but it is a good idea
to go walking or jogging a few months before your trip.
All activities are optional.
What are the physical requirements?
Who arranges travel for my son or daughter to Green
All flights are booked through Ridgebrook Travel Agency
in Deerfield, IL. Instruction on how to purchase plane
tickets and travel insurance will be sent to you once
your child is enrolled in the program. All student participants
must use this agency to ensure accurate arrangements
have been made.
Is Eco-Adventure Safe?
Safety is our number one priority. Our students are
your babies and we want to ensure that their time with
us is happy, healthy, and educational. Our friendly
and knowledgeable eco-adventure guides are experts in
their field and will teach your teen the skills necessary
to trek, paddle, or snorkel into that wild place. There
are is at least 1 adult chaperone per 7 students and
group size is limited to 24 participants with 4 adults
in addition to the guides. Understandably, risk is a
factor in all of our programs due to the remote nature
of the destinations and activities involved. We encourage
you to call and talk with the Director, Tara Short at
1-888-622-4911 or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do students pay for the Edventure?
Participants can pay Green Edventures in full or in
installments by mail using a check or credit card until
May 15th by enrolling in an interest-free monthly installment
plan. Airfare and travel insurance will be paid in full
to the Ridgebrook Travel Agency in Deerfield, IL..
Do you have references?
Send us an email or call and we will put you in touch
with other teachers or students who have participated
in Green Edventures.
Is Green Edventures' Insured?
Yes, Green Edventures carries a 2 Million Dollar Aggregate
General Liability Coverage. This is not a substitution
for participant accident insurance. All participants,
including teachers and chaperones must purchase travel
insurance to cover unforeseen travel related or medical
emergencies. Ambassador Travel Agency will assist you
What are your group your sizes?
The group sizes varies on the destination but typically
there are 14-24 participants and adult chaperones and
at times groups of 7 students plus adult chaperones.
How do I get more information about college credit?
Participants who are at least a Junior in high School
at the time of participation may pair their educational
experience with 1-credit through the University of WI-Stevens
Point for an additional fee. Green Edventures is helping
all full paying students by providing partial scholarships
up to 50% of UWSP's tuition for all eligible students
who enroll in the college credit option. A short assignment
will be due after the field program. More information
will be provided after you enroll in Green Edventures.
Please feel free to call 1-888-622-4911 to discuss.
Do you have blogs or YouTube Videos about your Edventures?
Yes! Green Edventures is connected to participants
and fans through several social media sites linked below.
Watch videos of us swimming with whale sharks or dancing
with native Alaskans. Reading the student blogs will
give you a great perspective about activities and just
how much students LOVE Green Edventures. Check out the
photo gallery on Facebook to see our students in action.
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/greenedventures
Blog "Your Life in HD": http://greenedventures.blogspot.com/
Ready to enroll?
Go to Enroll Now for more
information or if your traveling with a group from your
school or organization contact your Group Leader for
more information. Please feel free to contact Green
Edventures if you still have questions at 1-888-622-4911
or Contact Us
What our students have to say...
“I can honestly say that this has been one of the best
trips I have ever been on. Being able to swim with whale
sharks and sea lions and celebrate my birthday with
you and the Fun Baja crew has been amazing and an honor.
Thank you so much for all that you have done for us!”
Kelsey L., VA
“These have been some of the best days of my life!
The entire trip was so well planned and organized. My
favorite part was my time on the island. I loved the
seclusive atmosphere and the ability to get closer to
my classmates and the staff. Thank you so much for all
the hard work you put into this trip.” Kirby D., VA
“I cannot thank you enough for this once-in-a-lifetime
experience. Every moment has been amazing. This trip
was just about the coolest experience I have ever had.
If I had to pick my favorite part it would be hiking
up to Exit Glacier. The blue ice was unworldly and worth
the steep hike up! I also loved the kayaking trip, boat
ride, and well, pretty much everything else. I don't
know how you managed to organize such an incredible
and enriching program, but whatever you did, you did
good! Hopefully I can join you again soon on another
exciting adventure. I will always remember the time
I spent in Alaska!” Molly N., MN.