Life-Changing Reasons to Travel with Green Edventures
Our participants travel with a purpose.
Green Edventures' programs are summer camp evolved.
Participants who are accepted on each adventure know
they are here to learn, explore, and make a difference
in that place. Green Edventures supports community-based
eco-tourism whenever possible and always hires local
Meet the Green Edventures Team
Earn College Credit.
A Green Edventures trip is an experience of a lifetime.
Pair that with college credit and it becomes an experience
that benefits you for a lifetime. Green Edventures works
with the University of WI- Stevens Point to allow participants
the opportunity to take their educational adventure
to a higher level. Teachers, chaperones and students
may further their academic goals by combining the week-long
adventure with a credit through UWSP for an additional
trips help build foundations which allow students to
thrive in a global society.
Travel breaks down barriers, makes us more tolerant of others,
increases our decision making skills, and makes us better
able to cope with change.
Hands on education and direct observation makes a lasting impression.
Hearing about global warming is one thing, seeing Al
Gore on TV is another; standing at the terminal end
of a calving glacier is a powerful experience and brings
new meaning to not just physical geography but also
sound bites buzzing around the media like global warming.
Environmental science and cultural studies are global
and social concepts that are too difficult to grasp
within the limits of four walls. Green Edventures provides
opportunities to see wild places, interact with distant
cultures and along the way participants gain a broader
perspective about the world and discover themselves,
Motivation for the unmotivated student.
After a field experience students are more likely to
work harder and improve their academic performance.
Through travel, students see that the world is bigger
than their own backyard and people are different from
their home town. They literally see a whole new world
The Green Edventures Ethic?
Green Edventures programs are designed
specifically for students that have an interest in eco-adventure,
cultural studies and the natural sciences including
environmental science and stewardship. Each adventures
has a nice balance in all areas from activities to academics
to free-time. Each week is specifically developed around
the interest and skill-levels of the group.
Green Edventures' programs focus around three
- Education: Participants will become
familiar with the native plants and animals, the physical
geography of the region, and local cultures. Teens
will see how their lifestyles affect local and global
ecosystems, and learn tangible ways that they can
make a positive difference for the environment.
- Environmental: All of our edventures
are carbon neutral and directly support indigenous
people and local conservation efforts. Through first-hand
observation, and informal discussion, participants
will begin to understand their place in the ecological
community, the implications of the current land ethic
as it relates to their culture, and compare it to
the values and beliefs of cultures indigenous to the
- Empowerment: Participants will
gain hands-on experience and service hours volunteering
as citizen scientists and will experience many new
outdoor skills such as kayaking, snorkeling and free-diving,
or glacier trekking. Trained local or indigenous people
are hired as guides, cooks, drivers and all other
aspects of the program needs which in turn provide
money to families for preserving their natural resources
for tourism instead of consuming natural areas for
Green Edventures' programs adhere to these
- Respect and know the characteristics of the environment
and culture of the area.
- Be efficient with natural resources such as water
- Minimize impact to the area by practicing leave
no trace principals.
- Stay informed about new initiatives and techniques
for environmental conservation.
- Receive proper education and training in eco-tourism
for the activities practiced.
- Employ guides and crew who know and respect the
environment and local culture.
- Purchase products from the region which support
- Abstain altering wildlife and habitat.
- Abstain from buying or taking endangered or threatened
- Comply with regulations that apply to protected
- Comply with security rules and standards
- Provide truthful and accurate information to participants
about the local environment and culture.
Meet the Green Edventures Team.
Learn more about the people of Green Edventures here
or call 1-888-622-4911!