to the Classroom
Education is a powerful tool to inspire and motivate people to get involved and take action to make a difference. Therefore it is something eXXpedition is passionate about providing!
Please check out how you and your school can get involved below. We will be developing our resources over the next two years as we circumnavigate the globe so if you want up-to-date news from our journey, educational resources and information on how your school can connect, please sign up to our newsletter.
teaching through eXXpedition
Connect directly with our boat!
To help eXXpedition zoom directly into your classrooms from Sailing Vessel TravelEdge, we have partnered with ‘Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants’. This is a non-profit on a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms around the world, through virtual guest speakers and field trips. Since launching in September 2015, ‘Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants’ has run over 1,000 virtual events connecting hundreds of thousands of students with leading scientists and explorers from over 70 countries.
We’re excited to team up with ‘Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants’ to bring a series of events to classrooms around the world. We will be speaking to you from the field as we sail around the world and with the ambassadors as they finish their leg of the journey. All of the events will have camera spots via Zoom for classrooms to join in onscreen, and at the same time, all events stream live on YouTube and any number of classrooms can tune in and send in questions via the YouTube chat sidebar. All of the events record to YouTube, so classrooms who couldn’t make it live can still join the adventure!
A curious mind? We’d love to hear from you
We will be exploring this issue and it’s solutions in detail over the next two years whilst we sail Round the World. We would love to hear your questions! Please submit them here and look out for your question’s answer on our social media platforms @exxpedition_ and on the website in due course!
Invite us to come to your school
We offer school talks and workshops where someone from our core team (or an ambassador) can come into your assembly and/or classroom to help you in your efforts to raise awareness and bring about change. If you are interested in signing up for a talk please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the costs involved and to discuss availability.
Use our SHiFT Toolkit There is so much information out there that it can be difficult to know where to start. We have compiled a collection of research papers and information sheets as a starting point for you through our SHiFT Toolkit. Here you can find a wealth of up-to-date articles on cutting edge science and inventive solutions, as well as some documentaries, films and books that all provide you with more information on the issue. Scientific evidence is a powerful tool (or weapon if you like!) to encourage people to want to make a difference and change their lifestyles to become more single-use plastic savvy!
Thinking through the Plastic Challenge As we circumnavigate the globe we will be building our bank of education resources using real-life examples and data to help you bring this subject to life in the classroom. These resources will help your students to develop their understanding of the issue through inquiry based learning activities, virtual fieldwork, experiments and thinking skills.