This page is for “mentors,” meaning all you parents, teachers, older siblings, etc. who might want to share the GLOBAL CIRCUMNAVIGATION EXPERIENCE with the younger people in your world.
Our hope is that you will share with them the unique and fun opportunitis that this incredible expedition will offer, by working together on some of the questions and problems contained in our “Explorer Guides” AND by following along as we make our way around the world and encounter an abundance of the unknown.
:: 1. Starting Points:
• The Global Circumnavigation began on October 2, 2013 in Jamestown, RI and is expected to return to that same point around June 30, 2014.
(Update: Leg 1 was completed on December 3rd, when Dave landed in Cape Town, S.A. Leg 2 began on December 21st bound for Wellington, NZ.)
• The Live Latest Updates page here on the site is where ALL new posts will go first … and it will carry the chronological stream back to the start.
• We encourage you to sign up for our Email List here.
• Our Bodacious Dream Expeditions Facebook page will keep you updated as well. So, make sure you LIKE us over there … to receive those updates in your newsfeed.
• Our Citizen Science Resources page, curated by Ocean scientist Tegan Mortimer from Earthwatch Institute is packed with cool resources that you and your younger people might find of great interest.
• Here on the site, we have begun publishing our “Explorer Guides” for the Circumnavigation. These are our youth-focused study guides, in a variety of subjects relative to our course, the ocean, the natural world and to sailing. We’re betting there’s quite a lot that even experienced sailors and students of the sea will find new and challenging.
:: 2. A Little Expeditionary How-To
Here, by way of example, is how I would share the Expedition with my young friends Brett and Harry.
• First off, I’d show them the Bodacious Dream Expedition website and help them read through the front information pages.
• Then, I’d go read the Circumnavigation Overview Page. This contains information about the arc of the voyage and the places we will be passing through.
• Then, I’d go to the “Explorer Guides.” These subject-specific worksheets are designed to be printed out and used for fun interactions with the kids. Use the guides and have fun figuring out other problems posed about the ocean, weather, sea life, distances, speeds and how we use math to navigate.
:: 3. Follow Along
• Regularly (2-4 times a week, usually in the early afternoon), we’ll be posting on the Live Latest Updates page and often sending out those in EMAIL form (Sign up HERE!) There will be photos from the boat, stories about our day and sometimes videos about fun things Dave does or sees along the way. You’ll be able to plot our course, figure out where we are and follow right along with our progress.
• Beyond that, the rest is pretty much up to you. Ask questions, do some additional exploring on your own, and strike up conversations!
• Our broader hope in all this, is to find new ways to share the wonders of the majestic ocean, the excitement of sailing as well as the pure fun of sharing new experiences. We would like nothing more than to awaken dreams in the minds of youngsters, such that one day we may see them (and you as well) out on the ocean and exploring the wonders of the Earth on their own.
It certainly began that way for me. Such are the nature of big dreams!
So, send along any questions, ideas or suggestions you might have. Use the BDX Contact Us form, or the BDX Facebook page or … firstname.lastname@example.org is another good address.
We MORE than welcome your input! We’re counting on it. Thank you one and all!
Ok then, on to it! See you out there!
- Dave, Bodacious Dream & the Land-Based Team