Down to Earth Expedition started with two questions...
"How do we connect young students to arctic regions affected by climate change?"
"How can we as adventurers continue to explore landscapes with purpose?”
Michaela Precourt teaches at a multi-age expeditionary learning school in Methow Valley, WA. This year (2017/18) DTE will start an exchange program. Where her students will travel to the Arctic and students of the Arctic will travel to Methow Valley to collaborate about issues in their environment and what they can do about it. She hopes to open up a scholarship fund that allows any student from around the world to participate. Till then, your school will be able to track our expedition, ask questions along the way, watch the interaction between schools collaborating, and watch video lesson blogs about their journey.
As we move forward, we as humans need to continue having a more authentic connection to our world in order to understand it, appreciate it, and help it. Each year a group of educators, teachers, pro-athletes, and or scientists will go on a trip to a remote Arctic location to have an experience they can share with the students across the globe. At DTE we want to give adults the opportunity to reflect, find their sense of place, and build connections; so to bring inspiration to communities.
During DTE expeditions, we will be intentionally choosing food companies that align with our mission. As team members we will also be working with local Community Supported Agriculture programs to bring locally sourced food on our trips.