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Team Atacama

Broadcast Schedule


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Expedition document (pdf)

For the 9th stage of the impossible2Possible World Expedition Series a Youth Ambassador team will venture to a place where Founder Ray Zahab was pushed to the limit. In 2011 Ray ran 1200 grueling kilometers in 20 days across one of the driest and most unforgiving places on earth - the Atacama Desert in Chile! The i2P youth team will re-trace part of Ray’s expedition and run an average of a marathon per day for six consecutive days! The challenge will test their perseverance, resiliency, and dedication while they Educate, Inspire, and Empower thousands of students around the world!

Simon Fraser University (SFU) will again develop an incredible challenge-based Learning Program that will be delivered free to schools around the globe. If you are between the ages of 17-21 and are ready to take on a challenge that will most defi- nitely change your outlook on life, then Ray Zahab, Bob Cox, and the rest of the i2P team invite you to fill out an application!

Expedition Theme

According to the Boshongo people of central Africa, in the beginning, there was only darkness, water, and the great god Bumba. One day Bumba, in pain from a stomach ache, vomited up the sun. The sun dried up some of the water, leaving land. Still in pain, Bumba vomited up the moon, the stars, and then some animals. The leopard, the crocodile, the turtle, and finally, man.

This creation myth, like many others, tries to answer the questions we all ask. Why are we here? Where did we come from? The Atacama Desert is one of the best places on the planet to view the night sky. Universities from all over the world have telescopes built high in the mountains that rim the desert. These scientists are asking the same questions humans who have looked up at the stars - why are we here and where do we come from?

The theme of the Spring 2014 i2P youth expedition to Chile’s Atacama Desert is the “Origins of the Universe”. During the expedition i2P will consider how was the universe formed, what the basic building blocks of life are, and if there is life on other planets.

Registration Details

impossible2Possible is once again reaching out to Educate, Inspire, and Empower an entire generation! The impossible2Possible Origins of the Universe Program will be the focus of Expedition Atacama. An advanced education resource program will span the preparation and execution of this expedition, with students witnessing what it takes to prepare physically and mentally to push beyond perceived limits.

Read the following document (PDF) to get started with registration:
- School Registration Information (PDF)
- School Registration


How exciting! As of April 28th, there are 19 new schools joining the i2P Atacama Youth Expedition and participating in the i2P Experiential Learning Program! Welcome aboard! They are teaming up with the already 346 schools in the i2P Program!

Participating Schools
Avondale Intermediate
Collège St-Alexandre de la Gatineau
Fairfield School
Ilam School
KB Woodward
KB Woodward Elementary School
Linton Country School
Maraetai Beach School
Minnekhada Middle
Miramar Christian
Nelson Intermediate
Osoyoos Elementary
Otatara School
Otorohanga South School
Porirua School
Reporoa Primary
Springston School
St Mary's School
St. Anne's Catholic Secondary School
Stuart High School
Te Kura o Te Teko
Thames South School
The Cushman School
Waikowhai Primary School
Wellington College
Wellington Girls' college
Whakamaru School
Woodroffe Avenue Public School

i2P in the Classroom

World Expedition Series

The World Expedition Series is designed to transport students to remote and contrasting locales around the world. To date, the Series has seen young adventurers trek among glaciers containing millions of liters of water in the Canadian Arctic, across the desolate sands of the Sahara, through the dense and lush jungle of the Amazon, traversing portions of the Bolivian salt flats into the mountainous Altiplano, venturing through the vast & expansive Thar Desert, and exploring the Kalahari & Makgadikgadi regions of Botswana! As with all i2P Youth Expeditions, the team will push themselves beyond any perceived physical and mental boundaries they have ever placed upon themselves to discover that they are truly capable of achieving the impossible.