JASON's Argonaut Program

Life-Changing STEM Travel Experiences with JASON's Role Models

JASON's 2020 Argonaut Expeditions

Andorra Title

Climate Change in the Pyrenees

June 14 - 22, 2020

Costa Rica Title

Conserving Wild Bees & Pollinators

July 7 - 15, 2020

Belize Title

Conserving Sharks & Rays

July 30 - August 7, 2020

DC Title

Forensic Science & Public Health

September, 2020

Amazon Title

Incredible Arthropods in Peru

October 17 - 24, 2020

Bay Area Title

Design Thinking, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

November 15 - 20, 2020

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Application deadline: December 13, 2019

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JASON's Argonaut Program

JASON’s Student and Teacher Argonauts—named after the band of explorers in Greek mythology who accompanied the hero Jason in his quest to find the Golden Fleece—travel to locations around the world to work side-by-side with scientists and engineers.

In doing so, they become the eyes and ears for their peers back home, experiencing firsthand what it’s like to pursue a STEM career, sharing that knowledge when they return to their local communities, and making critical real-world connections to the STEM topics they’ve learned about in the JASON classroom curricula.

The Argonaut expedition is an incredible adventure and can be a life-changing experience for participating students and teachers. As such, each spot on the team is highly coveted. Every year students and teachers apply for the program through JASON, competing against candidates in their district and around the world for the chance to be on the next JASON Argonaut team.

Argonauts collaborate with the JASON team to document and share their expedition experiences with their communities back home and others throughout the world through a mix of photos, videos, blogs, and live events. Expeditions are shared via social media and the JASON website, generating awareness and excitement about their adventures.

Who Should Apply?

Students

Students who:

  • Will be between 13-17 years old on June 1, 2020
  • Demonstrate a strong interest and ability in science
  • Possess excellent leadership and teamwork skills
  • Are self-motivated, creative, and adventurous
  • Possess (or are willing to learn!) excellent communication skills
  • Exhibit an eagerness to participate in field activities which may be outdoors and/or strenuous in nature
  • Have ideally used JASON in an educational setting

Note: For students with special needs, accommodations may be made consistent with the student’s’ IEP

Teachers

Teachers who:

  • Demonstrate outstanding performance in working with students
  • Demonstrate a strong interest and ability in science
  • Possess excellent leadership and teamwork skills
  • Are self-motivated, creative, and adventurous
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Exhibit an eagerness to participate in field activities which may be outdoors and/or strenuous in nature
  • Have five or more years of experience working with students
  • Have ideally used JASON Learning in an educational setting

JASON's 2019 Argonaut Expeditions

Sierra Nevada

Caterpillars & Climate Change, Nevada

Forest Owls

Forest Owls, Arizona

Bahamas

Sea Turtles, Bahamas

Costa Rica

Bees and Pollinators, Costa Rica

Amazon

Amazon Rainforest, Peru

Bay Area

Design Thinking, California

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