Global educational and public outreach is a crucial component of the Cycling Silk expedition. We want to channel this Silk Road cycling odyssey into practical conservation results, namely by making the broader public aware that environmental conservation doesn’t end or begin with borders.
Throughout the school year, a number of elementary school and high school classrooms will be following our journey through Reach the World (RTW), an organization that cultivates connections between classrooms and world travelers through an innovative program of online journalism and face-to-face interactions.
Every few weeks we will post articles, pictures and video about the flora and fauna of the region; stories about the daily lives of children of different cultures; revisit the exciting history of the Silk Road; and speak to its current cultural and environmental context. Teachers will incorporate these entries into their geography curriculum to generate excitement among students about the world outside their door. We will also respond to questions via email and stage two skype chats with the class of students each semester.
Please feel free to follow our trip with your children as all our postings are easily accessible through the RTW website. If you know a teacher or school that might also be interested please direct them to the RTW website.