What is NXplorers?

NXplorers is a programme which equips young people with the tools to reimagine our world. NXplorers is for high school students and is also available for younger students, through NXplorers Jr and young professionals through NXplorers Pro.

Download our brochure to find out more.


NXplorers is a facilitated programme, run in learning centres, where staff and students learn about and engage in real world issues.

There are three stages to the NXplorer programme - Explore, Create and Change – with tools and resources for each.

The tools and resources use seven questions to guide young people through the three stages, enabling them to investigate the challenges that society faces and find real, lasting solutions.

Watch this video to see how NXplorers teaches students a new way of thinking: NXthinking.

Why use NXplorers?

Critical thinking, Creativity and Complex problem-solving remain the top skills that future employers need, according to the World Economic Forum Future of Jobs 2020 report.

NXplorers gives young people the tools and strategies they need to understand complexity and to recognise how they can shape and create change.

NXplorers is a relevant and purposeful way to enhance your curriculum.

The Food – Water – Energy Nexus has strong links with many curriculum areas, including STEM, but at its heart, the programme helps young people to see themselves as positive agents of change, and gives them practical tools that they will be able to apply to any complex situation they encounter.

The Program helped us to see different perspectives of the same problem. The tools were very useful in helping us see possible solutions to the problem, how far it could impact.

Student (Brazil)

Honestly I was amazed by the tools. The tools are very creative and helpful, really new knowledge that has never been taught before.

Student (India)

Embedding NXplorers​

Here are some of the ways that learning centres have organised their NXplorers programme:

  • As part of their sustainable development or environmental work
  • Integrated in STEM or the regular curriculum
  • As a regular weekly development programme
  • Embedded in an ‘approaches to learning’ course
  • As a team building or induction programme
  • Built in to community volunteering or service learning programmes
  • As preparation for work experience or employer links week
  • As a one-week post-examination thinking skills course
  • As a weekend NGO education programme

You can choose an approach that fits your learning environment. This leaflet explains how you can use NXplorers to support STEM-related learning.


NXplorers can share their thinking, progress, plans and challenges in a secure, global collaboration space. They can also gather ideas and advice from other NXplorers around the world.

This social learning space is a safe way for our future leaders and change makers to create, develop and share their problem solving skills as they work together to find solutions and bring about positive change.