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NESA World Explorer program

You've earned your Eagle; now it's time to see the world!

Today's Eagle Scouts have the chance to take part in expeditions around the globe!

The National Eagle Scout Association’s World Explorers Program pairs stellar Eagle Scouts with world-class researchers at sites around the globe.

Since the program's launch in 2012, over fifty Eagle Scouts have earned the distinction to be considered a NESA World Explorer. These young men have assisted researchers in destinations including the Galápagos Islands, Mammoth Cave, Amazon rainforest and South Africa.

Will you be the next?

If you’re an Eagle Scout age 18 and older, apply for a chance to be a part of the NESA World Explorers Program.

You must be a member of NESA, complete the online application form and submit a 250-word essay between December 29 and January 22. Applicants should be majoring or be working in a related field of the expedition.

Learn more about upcoming opportunities by clicking below:

Amazon Biologist
Galapagos Biologist
Mammoth Cave Speleologist
NASA Astrobiologist
Ornithologist
Paleontologist


Amazon Biologist

Boating down the Tiputini River

Two Eagle Scouts will travel to Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park in the Amazon rain forest, where they'll assist Tiputini Biodiversity Station’s camera-trap program established to document rarely seen wildlife, such as jaguar, ocelot and much more.

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Galapagos Biologist

Tagging sea turtles for tracking

In one of the most diverse areas of the world, two Eagle Scouts will help researchers examine animals vulnerable to natural or manmade threats. Last year, the Eagle Scout biologists helped catch, band and track endangered large sea turtles.

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Mammoth Cave Speleologist

Exploring Mammoth Cave's deepest points

The Speleologist program will be continued this year! Four Eagle Scouts will help explore, map and collect data in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave National Park. Be prepared to work alongside world-renowned speleologist and former NESA Director Bill Steele, as well as members of the Cave Research Foundation.

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NASA Astrobiologist

NASA and NESA...a great partnership!

The NASA Astrobiologist program will be offered to two deserving Eagle Scouts. The program will take place in Yellowstone in areas inaccessible to the public in early July with geochemist Dr. Nancy Hinman and a small team who will conduct analyses in the field and also perform experiments in the laboratory in Mammoth, WY.

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Ornithologist

Eagles working with Eagles. Imagine that!

The NESA Ornithologist program is a great opportunity to work with the iconic Bald Eagle led by a major ornithological expert in Minnesota. It is also likely that the Eagle Scout will then go to the BSA Northern Tier High Adventure Base to discuss experiences with local Scouts.

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Paleontologist

NASA and NESA...a great partnership!

The Paleontologist program represents a new addition to existing programs and will be offered this year to Eagles.This program is a 5 week internship.This will allow the Eagles to be immersed in paleontology and designed to provide field experience as a basis for undergraduate or graduate work in paleontology.

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