The Scientific Exploration Society (SES) is a UK-based charity founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE and his colleagues.
As a non-profit making organisation the SES initiates a worldwide programme of scientific expeditions focusing on scientific, conservation, education and community aid projects. It is with the SES that I am travelling to Bardia in Nepal this coming April.
You can too!
So many people read my blog and tell me that they are jealous. That they’d love to go on an expedition too… Well you can!
As a member of the SES you can become involved in supporting fascinating projects around the world, and even join us on one of our worthwhile expeditions to the most remote corners of the globe.
Expeditions range from two weeks to three months, with team sizes of 12-30 aged 18-70+ years. Whilst relevant skills are useful no specific qualifications are necessary except for the positions of Lead Scientist, Specialists and Expedition Doctor.
You will also receive regular updates and invitations to JBS’s inspirational talks. Find out more on the SES membership page.
For your kids
The SES has long had an association with schools by linking them to expeditions in the field. It maintains links with the British Schools Exploring Society and Raleigh International.
“Over the years this has led to some schools establishing email connections with foreign students and enhanced the knowledge of all concerned on world affairs, conservation, environmental matters and the protection of wildlife. Some of these young people have been so inspired that they have gone on to study these subjects at University.”
So if you, your kids, or your school are interested in wildlife, conservation, exploration and adventure, get in touch with the Scientific Exploration Society and find out how you can become a part of a real scientific expedition!