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Student Members


The Explorers Club cherishes its past but is firmly focused on the future. It may be no exaggeration to suggest that the very existence of our planet will be in the hands of the young explorers and scientists being trained today. A primary objective of the Club is to identify the next Henson, Hillary, or Heyerdahl and foster those traits of vision, courage, and tenacity that make exploration among the most compelling and relevant of high-risk enterprises.

Student membership is open to young explorers at least 16 years of age and not more than 30 years of age who are enrolled full-time at an accredited college or high school. On reaching the age of 30, student members must submit an application for regular membership.

Student member dues are $60.00 annually. There is no initiation fee.

If you are qualified and interested in joining but need assistance with finding a sponsor, please contact us and we will try to help. Let us know where you reside and provide a brief description of your field of research or area of exploration.

Completing the Application Form

You now have two options for completing the form. Use whichever option suits you best. Download and complete the form on your computer, send as an email attachment to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), then print out the hardcopy and send the hardcopy by postal mail to the Membership office, or download and print out the blank form, and send by postal mail to the Membership office.

Lectures by Student Members

Twice a year, several student members of The Explorers Club deliver a lecture about their expeditions and field research. For upcoming lectures, see the online calendar.

Funding & Resources

The Club provides timely encouragement to young men and women who stand at the threshold of an exciting career in field science through our grant programs. The Exploration Fund and Youth Activity Fund were established to help build a reservoir of talented youth from all social and economic backgrounds who are willing to go to the ends of the earth and beyond to satisfy their thirst for knowledge.


Mentors are dedicated to providing guidance to student members of the Club on all aspects of field exploration and membership.

Grant Expedition Reports

Every year, the Club supports the field research of graduate, college, and high school students through the Exploration Fund and the Youth Activity Fund. is seeking digital copies (MS Word or PDF) of official grant reports submitted by recipients of these funds, for posting online.

Please direct digital reports, on CD or as email attachment, to:

The Explorers Club
attn: Student Expedition Reports
46 E. 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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