Education Project: Beautiful Nation Expedition

posted Mar 30, 2013, 1:25 PM by Jaybird Farrow   [ updated Oct 16, 2013, 5:20 PM ]

The World's First Virtual Tour of the Planet from a Sailboat

Beautiful Nation Project

Beautiful Nation Project
Over the past few weeks, I have been working with several friends on a new web development project called Beautiful Nation. For this project, I am building the world's first ever virtual tour of the planet wrapped inside a social network. Basically, 3 talented friends are about to embark on a sailing trip around the world. As educators and artists (as well as certified boat captains) they will be stopping in close to 100 different locations along the way capturing video interviews, photos and stories and sending them back to the "Lighthouse Keeper" (yours truly) for inclusion inside the network.

Now, you might wonder what the 'nation' part is all about. Take a read of this quote which inspired the girls to name the project.
'I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth. A nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without
borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea." - Bernard Moitessier

Beautiful Nation Voyage

Beautiful Nation Mission

Education Project
One day, every classroom in every community will have the training and resources necessary to incorporate real-world, real-time information about the world as environments and cultures into learning, sparking children’s natural curiosities and connecting them to a global community. 

Beautiful Nation Project Mission
To pioneer in the development of expedition-based, online learning environments in partnership with communities where educational and cultural opportunities are limited.

Goals: To create expedition-based, online learning environments that infuse classroom learning with real-world information, allowing students to inquire about world environments and cultures while also expressing pride in their own heritage and beliefs.

Learn More about Beautiful Nation Project

Jump Aboard

Would you like to take part in the world's first virtual tour of the planet? Well, you've come to the right place! Request an invite to our social-network-on-a-boat and not only will you be able to follow our journey, you will be able tour the planet with us.