We knockdown classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks.

The goal of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers. We do this by bringing those on the frontlines of science, exploration, adventure and conservation, live into classrooms through virtual guest speakers and field trips. Since September 2015, we've hosted 3,500 live events, connecting over a million students to scientists and explorers in 96 countries. To maintain a level playing field for classrooms, what we do is and always will be free for classrooms everywhere!

Every scientist and explorer we have ever hosted can remember when it happened, when their passion for their chosen pursuit was ignited. It may have been meeting someone, an inspiring educator, seeing a documentary or reading a book. It’s these tiny ‘aha’ moments we’re striving to spark in classrooms everywhere. Through our live events, we introduce students to important and challenging issues, amazing places, strong role models and exciting STEM career paths. ​

Students won't remember every math or language lesson, but they will remember the time they met an astronaut or were hanging out in a penguin colony in Antarctica.

Every month during the school year, we host 30-40, live virtual events for classrooms.

​We explore themes like conservation, biodiversity, women in science, space exploration, ocean plastics, engineering, climate change, ecosystems, technology and much more. Throughout the school year, we team up with our partner groups to host special event series that can range from a day long to several months.

We send textbook-sized satellite BGAN units around the world with scientists and explorers so they can video broadcast live into classrooms from the most remote regions of the planet.

We work with organizations, institutes and facilities around the world, and host hundreds of individual scientists and explorers. We're proud to host a large number of female scientists and explorers, as well as a strong speaker representation from diverse backgrounds, so all students can see themselves in these exciting STEM careers!

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