Announcing Trekking the Planet

We are planning a 424-day around-the-world journey to six continents, visiting approximately 50 counties. During this time, we will be trekking to some of the most remote and unspoiled places in the world. The journey begins on 28 January 2012.

We plan to engage students by providing enrichment materials: sixty (60) four-page weekly overviews (that correspond to where we will be) that use the framework of the Geography Standards of 1994 developed by the US National Council for Geographic Education.

We plan to send out weekly supplemental emails with our impressions during our journey, as well as images and video from the road. Our materials are totally FREE to schools, administrators, kids and parents.

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Darren Van Soye

Darren started programming computers when he was 16. Because of his intense interest, he applied for and was accepted to UC Irvine's Computer Science program. Now, after 25 years in the High Tech industry, his passion has turned to high-leverage projects that bring about sustainable improvement in the areas of health, economic empowerment and education.

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