On Earth Day (April 22) of 2010, Dave and Amy Freeman [of The Wilderness Classroom Project] began the North American Odyssey, a three year, 12,000 mile journey across North America by kayak, canoe, and dogsled. The purpose of their expedition is to highlight North America’s waterways and wild places while actively engaging over 100,000 elementary and middle school students in their journey though their website and school assemblies.
Thus, the Wilderness Classroom (leaders Dave and Amy Freeman) have spent the past two years working their way across North America by kayak, canoe, and dogsled – and yesterday they reached the Atlantic Ocean. While they have finished their incredible journey of crossing the continent, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, they still have about eight months of kayaking left to go. Yet, the adventurous pair are not content to just reach the Bay of Fundy; their final destination is Key West, Florida - which they expect to reach in April of 2013. Soon they will be finishing off their multi year journey. We at North Water want to wish them all (the entire team at the Wilderness Classroom Organization) the best of luck and continued success as they make their way south to Florida over the coming months We have enjoyed your adventurous lessons from the wild! Check out some of the reports and videos they produced during their odyssey using North Water equipment here: New School Portaging Four Play In Class The Wilderness Classroom is a non-profit organization that strives to improve students' core academic skills and appreciation for the environment by introducing students to the wonders of exploration and wilderness travel through live, web-based expeditions and school assemblies. For more information about the Wilderness Classroom and to see where Dave and Amy are right now, visit www.WildernessClassroom.com.
|Dave and Amy Freeman Image source: The Wilderness Classroom Page on Facebook|
*The majority of this content was taken from the August 26, 2012 titled: Husband and Wife Team Successfully Cross North America by Kayak, Canoe and Dogsled