As part of the Society’s mission to promote the value of scientific exploration and discovery, the Society provides educational opportunities for students from local school districts to learn about career options in the fields of science and exploration.

To this means, a special educational fund has been established to support the following programs:

  • Distinguished Explorer Award Recipient Lecture:
    Each year, more than 1,200 students from local school districts attend a student-inspired lecture by the Distinguished Explorer Award recipient. The lecture features the recipient’s explorations and includes a question & answer segment.
  • Student Distinguished Explorer Award sponsorship program:
    Designed to engage students throughout the Distinguished Explorer Award recipient’s visit. From attending the high school lecture, special seating at the public acceptance lecture, local high school students, and Beloit College Students are sponsored to attend a private meet-and-greet reception with the recipient, which includes a book signing and photo ops. Students also attend the celebratory dinner and a chance to interact with community and business leaders.

Your tax-deductible donation will help to support these educational programs in science and exploration for local students.