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 science, exploration, adventure and conservation live into classrooms through virtual guest speakers and field trips with leading experts around the world. Since September 2015, we've run over 3,000 live events connecting half a million students to scientists and explorers in over 95 countries. Best of all, 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 inspirational 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 up to 60 live, virtual events for classrooms.

​We also host full day, week and month long events covering themes like conservation, biodiversity, women in science, space exploration, ocean plastics, engineering, climate change, ecosystems, technology and much more.

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 representation from minority communities so all students can see themselves in these exciting STEM careers!

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Upcoming Lessons:

October 18, 2021

11:30 am to 12:15 pm EST

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October 18, 2021

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EST

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October 19, 2021

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EST

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October 20, 2021

12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EST

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