WHAT IS OCEANS PROJECT GEORGIA?
Free, online environmental education, live from two of the most remote places in the world: Pacific Ocean 2014, Arctic Ocean 2015.
Oceans Project Georgia is an environmental education program, started by a small group of 12 year olds (Oceans Ambassadors) in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia in 2011. Originally based on the BBC Oceans television series as a tool for teaching English as a foreign language. Open to students worldwide, including the UK to promote literacy and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths).
Now a registered Georgian charity, Oceans Project Georgia has made the transition from static to virtual classroom, giving the potential to provide high quality, environmental education, free of charge, to any young person, anywhere in the world, no matter where they are, or what political, geographical, or financial boundaries isolate them from education or the outside world.
Using the most innovative and pioneering technology, a WizIQ online classroom, and 3D film footage, we take our globally based ‘Oceans Ambassadors’ with us, on every step and oar stroke of the journey. From the most remote and inhospitable parts of the Pacific Ocean by rowing boat, to one of the last ‘world firsts’ by foot to the Arctic Ocean’s so called ‘Northern Pole of Inaccessibility’, the furthest point from any land mass.
- Provision of environmental education and ocean literacy for young people worldwide.
- Connecting young people with wild places, to be their ‘eyes and ears’.
- Sharing culture, traditions and language amongst peers.
- Promotion of the world’s oceans so that we all become passionate about protecting them.
- Self development and provision of hope and inspiration to those who need it the most.
- Documentation and collection of scientific and conservation data.
- Promotion of sport and well being.
- Reducing the stigma of disability.
- Empowering young people, especially females.
- Encouraging the study of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths).