The Foundation

The Earth Explore Foundation sets us apart.

An official 501 (c) (3) not for profit educational organization, the Earth Explore Foundation’s mission is to encourage hands-on, science and nature-based outdoor education for American students. Foundation involvement allows Earth Explore Adventures to work with the world’s finest outdoor educators and institutions.

The Foundation is key to providing students and teachers with educationally enriching, cross-disciplinary experiences in the outdoor classroom, and also to insuring that our hands-on educational programs are truly one-of-a-kind. 

Absolutely a marvelous experience.  This is an opportunity all young people should have. She’s matured and shows an ability to take on more responsiblity and commitment to her objectives.  Thank you!  Shane and Cindy Diehl

Through its access to world-class partnerships, the Foundation provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning, that combines thrilling adventure with science and nature, global studies and cultural interaction.  All programs align with National Educational Standards, and can offer academic credit to students.  This allows participating Earth Explore students to gain a competitive advantage when approaching later studies, including college.  


This was her first solo experience away from home.  What a great program!  We loved the experience and were delighted with the organization of the entire adventure.  It far exceeded our expectations!  Carrie/Chris Pino (parents of Amy)

Trails in Yellowstone