and Other Group Leaders
Teachers, college professors,
and youth group leaders take your students on an eco-adventure
they'll never forget. Educators travel free! Earn graduate
level college credit from the University of Wisconsin-
Look no further for
an educational and engaging way to get your students
excited about science, culture, and global issues.
What is Green Edventures?
Green Edventures provides week-long, educational programs
which teach students about ecology, Latin American Culture,
Spanish Language, and conservation along with skill-building
outdoor eco-adventure activities. Our edventures are
designed for educational groups such as middle school,
high school and college students as well as zoos, aquariums,
nature centers and park districts.
How do I sign Up or Request More Information?
Choose a program (Alaska or
Baja) and date then contact us
for availability. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-888-622-4911
here for 2014 Information
The Green Edventures' Director, Tara Short, will schedule
a time to talk with you over the phone to go over our
policies, recruiting time line and give you access to
the promotional materials in our secure site (above).
We will pencil you in the schedule. There are no membership
fees or financial commitments to reserve a place in
the schedule to try to recruit a group of students.
does Green Edventures Benefit Teachers?
- Teacher chaperones go free including airfare with
7-10 paying students depending on the program destination.
- Earn graduate credit through the University of Wisconsin
- Stevens Point and continuing education credits from
- Invite a guest for a discounted rate.
- Teacher chaperones will receive one-on-one support
and recruiting materials.
- The only payment you collect is the initial deposit.
- You will gain a better understanding of classroom
concepts through first-hand observation and field
- Bond with your students on a unique outdoor adventure
field experience tailored to your groups' skill levels
- You will feel good knowing that your students will
remember their trip for the rest of their lives, and
that you chose a company that is carbon-neutral, sustainable,
supports local guides conservation efforts in the
places we visit.
What do I do after I am penciled into the schedule?
You will be given the log in code to the recruiting
documents for group leaders. A recruiting timeline will
be determined for you and your group based on when you
are penciled in the schedule. Green Edventures accepts
groups throughout the school year, but most group leaders
organize their groups before March and add individual
students until just before the planned eco-adventure.
Enrolling your group in the fall is the best option
for students and parents to pay in low monthly installments
until May 15th for summer eco-adventures. The sooner
your group enrolls the longer they have to pay and the
smaller the installments.
do students pay for the Edventure?
Teachers collect the initial deposit and mail it to
Green Edventures. The remaining program tuition will
be billed to participants by Green Edventures directly.
Participants can pay Green Edventures in full or in
installments until May 15th by enrolling in an interest-free
monthly installment plan. Airfare and travel insurance
will be paid in full to Ridgebrook Travel Agency in
Does my trip have to be school-sponsored?
This is a question we hear a lot. The answer is no.
Your trip does not have to be school-sponsored. More
than half of the groups that participate with Green
Edventures are non school-sponsored. Before you promote
your trip at school talk with your administration to
learn about what your school/organization’s policies
are regarding organizing a field experience for your
students. Then give us a call and we can help you navigate
through the recruiting process regardless of your status
as school-sponsored or non school-sponsored.
How do I earn College Credit.
Eligible teachers and chaperones will receive a full
scholarship for 1-graduate credit or undergraduate credit
through the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
with a full group (7) of full paying students.
To earn college credit, an assignment will be due and
a letter grade will be issued. The credit is transferable
to many colleges and universities around the US and
may help increase your level on your district pay scale.
If you have questions about credit transfers or the
assignment please contact us, and we will put you in
touch with the right people at the University of Wisconsin
- Stevens Point. Information about how to enroll for
the credit will be provided upon your group’s enrollment
with Green Edventures. Contact us Tara Short for more
Do you have references?
Yes! Send us an email or call and we will put you in
touch with other teachers who have trusted us to lead
their students on our eco-adventures.
Is Green Edventures' Insured?
Green Edventures carries a 2-million dollar aggregate
general liability policy on its behalf. 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 with this.
What are your group sizes?
Teachers love our small groups. The group sizes varies
on the destination but typically there are 14-24 participants
and their teachers. If your group is 7 or less, you
may be paired with another school or organization during
your program week.
Do teachers share sleeping quarters with students?
Teacher chaperones will not share a room with a single
student but may be sharing dorm style accommodations
with their students of the same sex. All efforts will
be made to give teacher's their own accommodations which
may include you rooming with another chaperone of the
same sex. You may be able to upgrade your room if space
is available for an additional fee.
Do you have blogs or YouTube Videos about your Edventures?
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/
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
After you submit the students' deposits you and each
participant are committed to participating. If you are
unable to participate for any reason you are responsible
for finding a suitable replacement chaperone. If a participant
cancels for any reason, the participant forfeits all
monies paid. We do however, accept substitutions until
March of the program year. Green Edventures reserves
the right to deny substitutions. Contact us for details.
Because we work with small, locally owned guides, this
adventure requires year long planning and early financial
commitments with our contractors to ensure they can
work with us during their busiest time of year.
How do we arrange flights to a Green Edventures' destination?
We have partnered with Ridgebrook Travel Agency in
Deerfield, IL. Instructions will be provided to you
after you send in deposits on how to contact the agency
to book your group's flight to the program destination.
What type of teacher chooses Green Edventures for
Teachers, Spanish Instructors, Etc. :
Any academic discipline is welcome. We will modify our curriculum to meet you needs but we will relate them to our core objectives on ecology and conservation.
There are no up front costs or commitments to try to
organize a group of students from your academic institution
but we do expect an honest follow through and whole-hearted
attempt to promote this opportunity to your students.
The success of the trip starts with your efforts and
Low Maintenance Types Required:
Eco-travel means roughing it a bit. Green Edventures
believes in good food, and clean and comfortable accommodations,
but some creature comforts you are accustomed to may
be sacrificed to leave a smaller impact on the places
we travel to. Leave your hair dryer at home and expect
a few nights without air conditioning. Group leaders
can be assured they will always be given separate sleeping
areas from their students.
Group leaders will need to accompany students on the
daily activities and therefore should be in excellent
physical health and able to participate in the program
itinerary which may include swimming, hiking up steep
inclines, and scrambling over rocks or uneven terrain.
At times activities can be physically strenuous, but
we will work with you and your students to create an
experience to meet your needs. Look over the specific
program's itinerary and talk to us about your concerns
or requests. All skill levels are welcome. Activities
range from easy to moderately difficult.
What other teachers have to say...
"Once again, you amazed us with
an experience of a lifetime! We loved this trip not
only all of the experiences, but also the amount of
attention and care you've given to selecting people
to work with. It is obvious that the students have learned
a ton and we appreciate the effort it takes to help
them learn and mature throughout the week. We love what
you're doing here." Love, Mels and Phil Z., MI
"I love the way you connect with
my students. Your passion for the environment inspires
me to be a better teacher and incorporate more environmental
topics into my lessons. Keep it up! You make a difference
and have changed my kids’ appreciation for traveling
and environmental concerns. I’ll be back again! Thanks
for everything! "Love, ya! Amy H., IL
"The kids are in my room all
the time, telling me how great AK was. I put an Alaska
"shrine" on the wall (state map with lots
of our photos on it). Thanks so much for a most incredible
trip, we will all remember it forever." You rock!
I still have more questions. Can I talk
Yes and we encourage it. Call the Director,
Tara Short at 1-888-622-4911 or email email@example.com