Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Wilderness Classroom

We're really excited to announce that we'll be partnering with a fantastic organization, The Wilderness Classroom, during our trip.  Dave Freeman, the Executive Director, and Amy Freeman, his wife and the Director of Development, have had some amazing experiences they've shared with tens of thousands of students around the world.  They just finished a 3-year odyssey, crossing North America by kayak, canoe, and dogsled!  They've developed a great curriculum of educational tools for real-time sharing with elementary and middle school aged kids.

We'll be working with them to provide content to their network of teachers and students for the 2013-2014 school year.  Here's more information about the organization from their website, and a link to it.  Note that what they provide is completely free to teachers and students, so please feel free to share this with your local school district!

The Wilderness Classroom started with a simple idea: to improve students' core academic skills and appreciation for the environment by introducing elementary and middle school students to the wonders of exploration and wilderness travel.

Ten years and twelve expeditions later, the Wilderness Classroom is a 501(c)3 that reaches over 2,600 teachers and 75,000 students around the globe.

Our mission has never changed. We seek to instill a lifelong appreciation of the natural world while improving basic skills like reading, critical thinking, and communication by highlighting the joy of discovery.

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