About

We believe that a world-class education about our changing world is a right for every child

Digital Explorer is on a mission to provide a world-class global citizenship education for young people, because the way we behave today will affect their future. We do this by creating unique collaborations between explorers, scientists, teachers and pupils. Our world is changing faster than ever and we believe that the next generation deserves a well-rounded understanding of these changes.

Linking frontiers of knowledge with schools, Digital Explorer brings real science and exploration live to the classroom through:

  • robust and engaging curriculum-based resources, for use inside and outside the classroom
  • inspiring and spirited youth expeditions, which are curriculum-linked and facilitate peer-to-peer learning
  • linking expeditions in the field live with classrooms
  • in-field education support for research, scientific and exploratory expeditions
  • face-to-face visits with explorers and scientists, talks and engagement days
  • practical training sessions for teachers and educators led by leaders in appropriate fields

The result is innovative real-world learning like never before – where a journey of a few can become a gateway for learning and understanding for many. Current global topics are explored through experiential and face-to-face learning, providing pupils and teachers the opportunity to share the great wide world in a ‘real’ and inherently cross-curricular manner.

With a background in teaching and an in-depth knowledge of UK curricula, we translate experiences into multi-faceted education programmes which pupils can relate to, learn from, enjoy, and be inspired by – we believe this is education as it should be!

Our partners include household names such as Google, the Met Office, HSBC, the British Council, XL Catlin, the Royal Geographical Society and Olympus as well as governments in the UK and overseas, and individual expeditions.

Our achievements include:

  • First remote satellite broadcasts from a UK youth expedition back to the classroom
  • Live educational expeditions from 5 continents and the Arctic with a combined international audience of over 2 million students
  • Award-winning educational expedition websites with Offscreen Expeditions (receiving over 75,000 unique users and a combined press audience of 5 million)
  • Winner of Royal Geographical Society Innovative Geography Teaching Award
  • Digital Explorer founder, Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop received the Royal Geographical Society Geographic Award for ‘supporting school students in learning from and being inspired by expeditions’
  • Winner of Royal Geographical Society Innovative Geography Teaching Award
  • Chaired sessions and spoken at international conferences on education, exploration and technologies including at Royal Geographical Society and BETT
  • Over 500 schools worldwide registered on our website to use Digital Explorer resources

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