40+ years of Exploration


Taking his earth science lessons outside of the classroom...

Our founder, Jim Palmer, started his outdoor educational adventures in 1977 in Mesa, Arizona.  Mr. Palmer taught Earth Science in the Mesa Public School system for over 20 years. His passion and love for exploration was contagious and sparked a wave of young explorers. Jim Palmer started Project Exploration to nurture the desire to explore and discover among students.  


A Family Legacy...

Jim's son Dan Palmer has now taken over the company and has taken student travel and educational field trips to a new level.  You can see Jim looking on as his son Dan teaches a charter bus full of students about the reptiles of the Southwest. 


Project Exploration Nevada

Jim's grandson and Dan's nephew Matthew has been the Director of Project Exploration Nevada since 2016 . Since 2016 we have traveled safely from Las Vegas and the surrounding areas with thousands of students, teachers and chaperones.