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The Young Explorers are coming to Kraljevo!

written by Nađa Nadja Vukasinovic The word is out that Young Explorers are coming to Kraljevo! Past couple of weeks a lot of people have asked about them, when are…

Africa selection camp: “The best time ever!”

It’s already a month ago that the final selection camp for Africa took place. A little bit late but better late than never – here are the highlights of the…

Young Minds at Google Zeitgeist 2012

It was only two months ago, that I submitted my one minute application video for the so-called Zeitgeist Young Minds Program of Google. Back then I applied because I thought…

Young Explorers Take Part in Workshop

The German Young Explorers have founded an association to keep on working on environmental and social projects more professionally. In the past we’ve experienced that it is sometimes difficult, complicated…

Turtle Rehabilitation Project

“Change brings opportunity” –Nido Qubein   Last Friday two brave turtles, extracted from their tanks in the industrial area of Cairns were transported on a boat to their new homes.…

The Swiss Youth Red Cross

[slideshow] The inter-cultural work in the youth Red Cross is highly inspiring. For four years I’ve been doing voluntary work and hope to continue for an other few years. From…

One hour for our planet – Earth Hour 2012

For sixyears Earth Hour  has taken place every year. It is a global event to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change by turning off the…

Hybris: A storytelling experiment

Somewhere deep in the forest lies a magical marsh, where in the evenings the strangest of stories are told by the strangest of creatures. One night, a traveller tells a…

An Amazonian Experience

When you find yourself standing on the deck at the rear of the boat, in the middle of the night, looking down into the pitch black waters of the Rio…

Inn River Clean-Up

[slideshow] Three bags of trash, a chair, a bike lock, a key band, a puppet head, a shopping cart, a sock, a scarf, paper, loads of beer cans, bottles, cigarettes…

An Indian Experience

So, India! When my mom first told me we were going there, I wasn’t completely excited but I was up to it. This is probably because the last time I…

Think out of the box! – Or fundraising economics basics

How often have you heard THIS before? Probably hundreds of times already. And I will say it again and tell myself all the time: Think out of the box! Aren’t…

Holi: The Festival of Colours Comes to Bandipur

When you visit Bandipur on a usual day, you’ll be struck by the peaceful nature of the village: the serene natural surroundings, the friendly kids who greet you with a…

Incredible India

[slideshow] Delhi for me was any other cosmopolitan city around the world. Yes, we did heave sighs of relief when we saw real coffee shops and familiar people who could…

I didn’t choose Nature Conservation as a career. Nature Conservation chose me.

My journey with Pangaea started in 2008, when my mother opened the newspaper one Saturday morning and read about Mike Horn’s incredible YEP program. Mike was selecting young people from…

“An experience of a lifetime!”

The 11th Selection Camp for the Amazon candidates took place a few weeks ago. Here are some personal experiences and statements by some of the new Young Explorers: Shruthi: The…

“This thrill about the unexpected is what I like”

[slideshow] Finishing high school after long twelve years is something to be proud of. But instead of reflecting your achievements and enjoying the youth- less responsibilities, more freedom- we tend…

One shirt, one year, one challenge!

[slideshow] The I Am Challenge is an International Youth run organisation with over 200 participants across all continents. Based on the simple idea that ‘I am who I am, and…

Sustainability meets economy

[slideshow] For me personally the image of business and the economic view on the world has always been quite negative. The first thoughts that would pop up in my mind…

Mikayla attended COP17 conference!

[slideshow] It was a breathless day in sunny Durban on December 7th 2011 when I joined the 17th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change…

Zula gets involved in the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity!

[slideshow] The aim of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is to save the lives of sick people, especially children as well as to improve their medical condition. But the…

Natalie climbs Mount Rainier

[slideshow] There are times in your life when you think, “Why am I doing this? I’m cold. I’m miserable. There’s not enough oxygen in the air—I can’t breathe.” The gremlins…

YEP Meeting in Hong Kong

[slideshow] On Christmas Eve 2011, the first mini YEP meeting in Hong Kong began at 9am at Hong Kong station. It was a packed day ahead: in light of the…

Zofia Drapella attends WhaleFest in Brighton, UK

[slideshow] As a Young Explorer and a future Marine biologist, I am always keen to participate in any sort of events where you can share your love for the oceans…

YEP Meeting in Freiburg

[slideshow]   One week before the Green Wave it was YEP meeting time again – this time in Freiburg, Germany. It was great to see that the YEP community grows…

Saskia Speaks at TEDx Berlin!

[slideshow] It all started with a spur of the moment, where I asked the organizers of several TEDx events if we Young Explorers could give a speech about our expeditions…

Explore to Restore Project: The Pangaea Goes to the US!

Since Lauren Morrell (Himalaya Selection Camp) was in Borneo on the Pangaea, she had a dream to start the first Pangaea project in the USA, the Explore To Restore Project. It aims…

Cleaning up Wreck Reef, Australia

[slideshow] I did my ‘goodbye garbage’ green wave project in a slightly unusual place this year. This exotic place was called Wreck Reef located in the Coral Sea about 250…

Powershift 2011!

From the 15th to the 17th of October, Australian Youth Climate Coalition presented their amazing youth climate summit Power Shift! 1000 young people from all over Australia converged the state…

Books to Share? Books to Spare!

During the month of September I worked on a campaign, as one of Sicigia´s projects, to raise used primary and secondary textbooks to donate to three schools in poor regions…

“Goodbye Garbage” Green Wave: Mae Rim, Thailand

[slideshow] Teaching English to primary three students at Ban Ton Pheung School in Mae Rim, about a 30min drive from Chiang Mai in Thailand, is a weekly part of my gap year:…

Clean-Ups Around the World

Zakrzówek Clean-Up [slideshow] Some things will always amaze me. One of them is why people go to exceptional nature refuges to relax in the beautiful, unspoilt environment and destroy it?…

New Encounters with People, Places and the Earth

Part I: Shanghai  [slideshow] After one full year abroad, getting a taste of freedom and independence, I’ve made my way back to Switzerland, the starting point of a journey that…

Constantin’s Alaska Experience

[slideshow] Waking up, getting out of the tent and seeing snow covered mountains of the Alaska Range, while there was a wonderful sunrise… No houses or even people for many…

Turtle Project and Cairns Underwater Film Festival

The Cairns Underwater Film Festival was held last night at the Civic Centre in Cairns, showcasing the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as local and international film…

Goodbye Garbage Green Wave: YEP Meeting, Austria

[slideshow] It had been time for the first YEP Meeting in Austria. And as we wanted to act for the Green Wave as well, we connected those two events. On…

Awareness and Clean-Up Project on Wassini Island, Kenya

I am in Kenya and have been enjoying this beautiful country for two weeks already. But I also had a goal, to do a research about the environment in Kenya…

MB Sternstunden in Stuttgart

From the 10th-14th of August, the city center of Stuttgart was crowded with people of different ages: they were there to celebrate Mercedes Benz’s 125th anniversary. As part of the…