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 opportunity that this incredible expedition will offer, by working together on some of the questions and problems that our “Explorer Guides” pose AND by following along as we make our way around the world and encounter an abundance of the unknown.
:: Starting Points:
• The Global Circumnavigation began on October 2, 2013 in Newport, RI and is expected to return to that same point around June 30, 2014
• 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.
• Our Bodacious Dream Expeditions Facebook page is also ready to 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 will shortly be publishing “Explorer Guides.” These are our youth-focused study guides, in a variety of subjects relative to the legs of the circumnavigation and to sailing. I’m betting there are a few questions there that will give the adults a challenge too. (How do you calculate the difference between a knot and statue mile?
:: 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 this 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. We will also have a maps for you to print … so you can put them up on your refrigerator, and so mark off and keep track of the progress each day … as the daily updates come in from Dave aboard Bodacious Dream.
• Next, I’d go to the “Explorer Guides.” These subject-specific worksheets are designed to be printed out and used for fun exchanges with the kids. A bunch of the questions can simply be answered by referring back to the information contained on the Atlantic Cup Coast Overview. In addition, you can have fun figuring out other problems posed about distances, speeds and how we navigate.
:: Follow Along
• Then regularly (3-4 times a week, usually in the early afternoon), we’ll be posting on the Live Updates page. and often sending out the updates in EMAIL form (Sign up HERE!) There will be photos from the boat, stories about our day and sometimes videos about fun things we do or see 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 with you. We would like nothing more 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