There is a sense of adventure in everyone; a yearning to step beyond the commonplace and routine. Impossible2Possible (i2P) is a not for profit organization that uses the theatre of adventure to build unique and meaningful learning experiences.
Knowledge is continuously gained through both personal and environmental experience. Experiential learning is a philosophy of education that aims to tie concrete lessons with abstract learning. By enlisting the latest technologies i2P takes experiential learning to another level by linking world-class adventurers and extraordinary expeditions to the classroom. This 21st Century program offers a spontaneous and interactive learning environment that ties real life adventures to a standard curriculum in a manner that will inspire students and teachers alike.
In 2010 the i2P Experiential Learning Program will follow expeditions in Siberia and the North African country of Tunisia that will highlight a curriculum focused on water.
The backdrops for this incredible program will be two completely different locales on the planet. The first leg will be an adventurous crossing of frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that holds more fresh water than three of the largest North American, Great Lakes combined. Contrasted by the abundance of water in Siberia will be Stage 2 of the i2P World Expedition Series, a stunning trek through Tunisia and the Northern Sahara Desert, one of the driest and hottest places on the planet. These two opposite climatic regions will be used as the basis for a curriculum that highlights what the United Nations has called the Global Water Crisis.
The educational opportunities offered by these expeditions will be fashioned into a narrative about world water issues, that traces the history, chemistry, biology and culture of water and highlight its life-giving properties and the central role it has played in all cultures and civilizations.
- Any school, student or interested individual can join the expedition "at no charge" by following along on this interactive website!
- Teachers with classes interested in communicating directly with our expedition teams can register at the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7HQ9J9C. Registration enables students to interact directly with the expedition team through live streaming video along with daily question and answer opportunities.
Teachers and students are encouraged to follow along with the expedition and complement their classroom curriculum by embracing the interactive educational tools:
- An extensive water-based education resource (education modules, student exercises);
- Live video conversations with expeditions team members in the field;
- Daily curriculum based questions;
- On-line questions and answer program with expedition members;
- Student & teacher interactive forum.
- The Twenty10 impossible2Possible H2O Education Initiative kicks off January 11th with a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch the i2P team prepare for their Siberian crossing. Students will get to see, hear, and learn first hand the hard work and dedication it takes to prepare for such an incredible expedition.
- January will also mark the start of Fundraising efforts for the i2P Clean Water Projects that will bring clean drinking water to two different communities in Africa. i2P encourages teachers and students to start organizing their efforts and help us make a positive impact on our global community!
- January through March the Siberian Express website will be updated with educational information, H2O Clean Water Initiative progress, along with videos and blogs from our i2P expedition team in training.
- In February i2P will announce the live Streaming Video Schedule! The streaming video schedule will let teachers and followers know ahead of time when the expedition team will be broadcasting live to the classroom!
- February through April - students will be able to track the training progress of the i2P Youth Ambassadors selected for Stage 2 of the i2P World Expedition Series: Running Tunisia
- In late April, participants in stage two of the i2P World Expedition Series will begin their journey across the majestic Northern Sahara!