FundMyTravel is an online crowdfunding platform developed specifically for travelers. We are more than happy to have this partner at our side to give our next applicants the possibility to get their money together and start this adventure.
Find more about FundMyTravel: www.fundmytravel.com
Deutsche Welle (DW) is Germany’s international broadcaster and conveys Germany as a nation rooted in European culture and as a liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law.
For us (Ocean College) Deutsche Welle is reporting on our microplastics project. To check out some contents, look here: http://www.dw.com/de/themen/global-ideas/s-30494
esri by ArcGIS software empowers organizations to collect, maintain & analyze data in one centralized system. Esri is a very huge partner for us and we startet little projects like visualizing the emotions of our students depending on environmental influences like temperature, waves, location etc.
To the end of the voyage we will implement the results of our projects.
Find more about esri: http://www.esri.de/schulprogramm
For our ‘Lernbuch’ (study booklet) Klarheit gave us their reflexion calendar part. The students will work really intensive with that calendar during the trip and learn to set goals and reflect them in the end.
More about Klarheit: https://www.halloklarheit.de
OEOO has written their fight against plastic-waste in the seas on a flag. Our students will analyse the water and beaches on microplastics, search for possible solutions and clean up during beach cleanups. Microbiologist Rüdiger Stöhr (OEOO) will guide the students during their examinations
More about OEOO: http://oneearth-oneocean.com
For answering the questions: Where does the coffee come from? And how does the coffee get to the different countries? We are getting help from the BSOC. In Costa Rica the students visit together with Joachim Kühne from the BSOC a coffee farm and learn everything starting from the cultivation, selling to the marketing.
Find more about BSOC: https://berlinschoolofcoffee.de
Since our longest stay falls on a Spanish-speaking country, our students will visit the language school Academia Tica in San José and learn the basics of the Spanish language.
Find more about Academia Tica: http://www.academiatica.com
School at Sea is our partner in Holland. They had travelled the same route as we have a few times already. Martin Duba had been the captain with the Regina Maris, so he brings a lot of experience to Ocean College.
We have a good contact to School at Sea and together we want to do some projects during the trip, since it makes sense to exchange extern experts with each other and generating synergy during joint projects.
Find more about School at Sea: http://www.schoolatsea.com/wat-is-school-at-sea/
To give our students a variety of school content we cooperate with Sofatutor. With their help our teachers manage to plan the classes with different school materials at any time.
More about Sofatutor – as well for students: https://www.sofatutor.com
Ocean College has 34 students from many parts of Germany (and Luxembourg!). That means: many different schools with different learn approaches. To guarantee our students to continue in their schools (after the voyage) without any problem, we made a school-plan, together with Campus in Stift Neuzelle.
They also helped with the choosing of the teachers and the planning of the classes.
Find more about our partner school: http://www.gymnasium-neuzelle.de/gymn.html
Stop!MicroWaste is another partner who helps us know more about microplastics on board. With their washing-bag ‘Guppyfriend’ the students will get to know a daily life solution for less plastic pollution.
More about Stop!Micro Waste: https://www.facebook.com/stopmicrowaste/
Sailing without oilskin? Hard! Therefore we have Marinepool. We’re happy about the support with the sailing gear including an Find more about Marinepool: https://www.marinepool.de
What can’t miss during a longer voyage, are hygiene products (toilet tissue, soap, napkins, paper towels, etc).
With Essity we don’t have to worry about these things during our entire trip and are very happy about the support!
Find more about Essity (Tork): http://www.tork.de
At the end of our voyage there will be a English crash course at the Language Farm Ireland – but in a very special way: The students will be learning English in English during a Mountain-Biking and hiking trip with our guide.
Find more about Language Farm: http://www.languagefarm.net/ireland/
The Swiss company Seelab, is our partnerschool in Switzerland, as we want to make our program available to more than just German students.
Luckily for Swiss students, it’s easy to jump into our curriculum and have it recognized back home.
We look forward to meeting our Swiss participants. Hopp Schwiiz!