The Earthducation project evolved from nearly 10 years of delivering Adventure Learning projects to tens of millions of students and teachers around the globe. As we embarked upon our programs and collaborated with diverse cultures in locations ranging from the Arctic to the South Africa, it became evident that there were exhilarating narratives and experiences, large and small, that needed a worldwide outlet and global community. The goal of Earthducation is to address the challenge set forth by the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014, DESD) – to integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning. Understanding these connections between education and the natural environment on local scales will enable and empower change in education on a global scale, as it provides structure for modeling new approaches to education for sustainable development.
Writer and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster's most recent documentary – "SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories" has been making the rounds of film festivals and conferences since the fall of 2010. Begun two years earlier and focused on the lives of Southern Louisianans whose lives depend on the sea, its filming concluded with the BP spill in the Gulf making it ever more relevant. His most recent book is OCEANS, The Threats to the Sea and What You Can Do To Turn the Tide. An anthology of original essays by some of the world's most intriguing ocean thinkers and doers, the book is companion to the new Jacques Perrin/DisneyNature film OCEANS, which both came out in the U.S. on Earth Day April 22.
What is The World by Road: The World by Road is an expedition that has successfully circumnavigated the globe through 69 different countries, over 6 continents, covering 70,000 miles. After completing this journey, the continued mission of our organization is to increase international awareness and education by producing a book documentary and speaking tour. We believe that a nation full of critical thinkers and internationally conscious citizens is a better place and are committed to progressing this idea.
Mission and Purpose: From the construction of schools in Indonesia to wildlife and rainforest preservation in Thailand, TWBR is promoting humanitarian, environmental and other aid organizations on a wide range of issues. Via television, magazine articles, newspapers and various Internet outlets, TWBR promotes these organizations' beneficial work to increase support, education and awareness of their worthy causes that otherwise would remain unknown.
GoNorth! is committed to adventure learning as an innovative online educational approach to motivate student learning. It's purpose is to embed the approach in the K-12 classroom, delivering standards-aligned curricula to build academic excellence and improve geographic, naturalm and social science literacy for all students.
Abby Sunderland turned sixteen in October 2009. To the outward observer, she is a seemingly cleancut, All-American girl…the second of seven children. But inside of Abby, a passion burns. Since becoming a teenager, she has had her sights set on making history as the youngest person, male or female, to circumnavigate the world. Not only does she plan to accomplish this feat alone and unassisted, she plans to do it without once taking refuge on land. Aboard an Open 40 racing sailboat, Abby will embark on her voyage in January 2010 from Marina del Rey, California. By June 2010, Abby plans to have made history.