Educational Passages

Initiative Type: Projects

Belém Statement Area: Ocean Observation

Initiative Location: United States of America

Time Frame: 2009-Ongoing

Description:

Educational Passages is a project to spread ocean and environmental literacy. Students around the world prepare, deploy and track their own miniboat while learning about ocean currents, weather, technology and more. Equipped with a GPS transmitter, they tipically cross the ocean in several months driven by the wind and currents. When the boats land, the students create transoceanic classrooms, connecting with different nations and cultures around the world. This multidisciplinary approach uses ocean literacy to empower students, creating citizen scientists and global environmental ambassadors. Students work together to prepare, deploy, and track their very own miniboat while learning about ocean currents, weather, technology, and more. Each 5-foot long unmanned miniboat has a satellite transmitter, allowing you to track it as it sails across the ocean. Connect with the local school and community where it lands and learn about cultures around the world. Our Miniboat Program empowers students to become citizen scientists and global ocean stewards.

Contact: Educational Passages, miniboats@educationalpassages.org

Initiative Website: http://educationalpassages.org/