Expedition Atacama 2014: The Youth Application deadline has passed; school registration is still open.
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!
The i2P Youth Expedition Atacama is planned for May 2014. The Youth Application deadline has passed and our team is evaluating all applications.
The 8th stop in the impossible2Possible World Expedition Series is Peru. The route for the i2P Expedition Peru is one of the most bio-diverse on the planet, crossing 11,000 feet in elevation, from the high Andes plateau to the bountiful ecosystem of the Amazonian jungle in Manu National Park. Starting on November 5th 2013, a team of five Youth Ambassadors will attempt to run a marathon per day for 6 consecutive days! As the elevation changes over the course of their journey the i2P team will travel through one of the richest gradients of ecosystems on the planet.
Beginning June 23, Ray Zahab and his 'Running the Sahara' teammate, Kevin Lin, will attempt to run 2,300km across the Gobi Desert in approximately 35 days!
Mongolia is the least densely populated country on earth, and is also the world's second-largest landlocked country. The plan is to run 70-80 km a day across the Gobi Desert, to experience, share and learn about the culture of the nomadic people, the environment and all of the beauty and the challenges of the Gobi Desert. The expedition will be shared live via website, live tracking and live videoconferencing.
» Visit: gobi2013.com
» Visit: i2PUtah.com
From May 12-19, 2013, impossible2Possible (i2P) is hosting an expedition to the state of Utah, which will combine a team of world-class adventurers with Youth Ambassadors. They will run upwards of a marathon per day, joining educators and scientists to study "Earth Science and the Rise of Dinosaurs"! Live video conferencing, live website will bring the expedition into classrooms, and classrooms onto the expedition from around the world! Here is the 2013 Youth Team heading to Utah!. impossible2Possible is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, educating, and empowering young people to make a positive impact on the global community.
The i2P Expedition Africa 2012 website has now been officially launched!
The impossible2Possible (i2P) Youth Ambassador team is going back to the incredible continent of Africa! On this next adventure, 8 Youth Ambassadors (aged 17-21) will join Ray Zahab and fellow i2P adventurers, teachers and doctors on the journey of their lives as they run across some of the most beautiful regions in the Republic of Botswana - a country of 2 million people that is located just north of South Africa.
Check out the website here: i2Pbotswana.com The journey starts October 29th!
Introducing the Youth Ambassadors for Expedition Africa2012! Welcome to the i2P team Breanna, Gillian, Hannah, Holly, Hope, Marie, Nansen and Saskia!
In the fall of 2012, impossible2Possible (i2P) is going back to the incredible continent of Africa! On this next adventure i2P will lead 8 Youth Ambassadors (aged 17-21) on the journey of their lives as they run across some of the most beautiful regions in the Republic of Botswana - a country of 2 million people that is located just north of South Africa. The i2P Youth Ambassadors will relay information back to thousands of students in classrooms around the world as they study water, share the experience of running ultra marathons day after day, and learn what it takes to execute an international expedition.
Download the PDF for more details: Expedition Details
Register your school at: http://i2p.force.com/AfricaSchoolRegistration
"i2P provided a real-world connection to our curriculum learning that as a teacher you are always striving to create. We were able to apply what we were learning to the real world as we learned about it! Being part of the i2P community was enormously motivational and demonstrated to me and my class that anything is possible with determination!" - Shelley Stedman, MacLachlan College, Oakville, ON
"Changing the way we educate our children begins with providing unique, real-world experiences in the classroom; providing opportunities that our students can take ownership over, integrate technology and create meaningful projects. Southside Elementary’s 5th grade students worked collaboratively to create podcasts which were aired on the local radio station, and technology to create posters to advertise their podcasts. Being able to witness the collaboration between our students and the i2P team brought everything to life. Thanks for the amazing experiences!" - Kathy Hobbs, Lisa Gault and Dan Wells, Southside Elementary School, Starke, FL
The i2P Expreso de los Andes website has now been officially launched!
i2P Expreso de los Andes Expedition will feature a 3-tier challenge with a purpose of educating, inspiring and empowering administrators, teachers and students to take on a Health & Physical Activity Challenge. Ray Zahab and Kevin Vallely will attempt to run across the South American continent from Concon, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Joining them in the final non-stop stretch will be two i2P Youth Ambassadors from previous Youth Expeditions! Simultaneously, school Principal George Singfield will commit to and be training for upcoming challenges of his own - the Ottawa Half Marathon and a 50km trail running event in fall 2012! 'Principal George' has already enthused and inspired many teachers to follow in his footsteps and prepare for challenges of their own...will you? Stay tuned as the i2P Youth Expedition, taking place in Africa this fall 2012, will be announced at the end of the Expreso de los Andes Expedition!
Check out the website here: andesrun.com
i2P Youth Ambassadors Emma Cook-Clarke, Jessica Kenny, Harshveer Singh Saluja, and Patrick Doughty travelled to India and embarked on their epic expedition across the Thar Desert, running 270km in 7 days, connecting with classrooms around the globe and learning about a captivating curriculum on World Health!
Check out the expedition website here: india2011.com
The i2P Expedition India website has now been officially launched!
Follow i2P Youth Ambassadors Emma Cook-Clarke, Jessica Kenny, Harshveer Singh Saluja, and Patrick Doughty as they travel to India and embark on their epic expedition across the Thar Desert, connecting with classrooms around the globe and learning about a captivating curriculum on World Health!
Check out the website here: india2011.com
Following in the footsteps of successful expeditions to Baffin Island, the Sahara Desert, and the Amazon Basin, four Youth Ambassadors will be joining an i2P expedition team as it visits the South Western Corner of Bolivia in May 2011. Using satellite technology the i2P team will communicate live from Bolivia to participating students around the world. Students and teachers will once more have the opportunity to post questions to expedition members both through live video conferences from the field and through an interactive website. Complementing this live communication will be a rich i2P Education Resource complete with education modules, blogs, topical questions, class exercises, videos and the Exploratory program.
There is no cost to participate, please register here.
Expedition Bolivia "Ruta de Sal" is an official partner of the International Year of Chemistry 2011. View the official activity page here and check out the International Year of Chemistry 2011 website at Chemistry2011.org.
On February 12th 2011, Ray Zahab completed the Atacama Extreme Expedition! The expedition began near the Peruvian border, north of Arica, and ended in the Province of Copiapo approximately 1,200km later. The expedition took a total of 20 days to complete and Ray ran an average of 60km per day while carrying camping supplies and relied on minimal daily water/food re-supplies. During the expedition, Ray communicated via videoconferencing to students everywhere!
This expedition followed the Amazon Youth Expedition which took place in October 2010. The topic of biodiversity was once again visited and the contrast of the Atacama Desert to the Amazon Jungle was highlighted. Daily video journals touched on topics such as history, industry, life and desert environment.
Atacama Extreme kicks off 2011 with two Youth based expeditions to follow. Students and schools don't delay registering for Expedition Bolivia! See below for instructions.
Visit AtacamaExtreme.com to experience the run!
Join us for the Atacama Extreme expedition! Team i2P will attempt to run the length of the Atacama desert beginning on January 22nd. Join us at AtacamaExtreme.com.
Atacama School Registration Details:
Students! Teachers! We want to communicate with you live from the desert! There is no cost to register, please follow the link below.
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What an amazing year for impossible2Possible Youth Ambassadors and their thousands of teammates in classrooms all over the world!
In spring 2010, i2P Youth Ambassadors inspired us all by running over 260km in a little over 1 week across Tunisia in the sands of the Sahara. In October, 4 Youth Ambassadors trekked over 100km through dense Amazon. Both expeditions connected to thousands of students in classrooms around the world- streaming live video, and discussed topics such as clean water and biodiversity via i2P's Experiential/Exploratory Learning Programs. Students responded through the Extraordinary Acts program by raising $30,000 for 2 water projects in Africa, and so far over $11,000 to construct a school in the region of Amazon that Jess, Bridget, Sierra and Isaiah visited. Just wait till you see what Youth Ambassadors will be doing in 2011 !
The third stage of the i2P World Expedition Series was modeled on the same platform as the highly celebrated 2009 Baffin Island and 2010 Tunisia Youth Expeditions, with all three in dramatically contrasting locales - the Arctic, the Sahara Desert, and now the Amazon Jungle! In October 2010, four i2P Youth Ambassadors joined Ray Zahab, along with fellow i2P ambassadors and adventurers, in an incredible journey through the Tapajos National Forest. Youth ambassadors trekked for 8 days - and nearly 150km - through incredibly dense jungle, swamps and oppressive humidity in a quest to study and learn about the culture and biodiversity of the region.
Visit Jungle2010.com to experience their trek!
The i2P Youth Ambassadors for the upcoming Amazon Expedition have been selected!
Check out their bios here: Youth Ambassador Bios
Following in the footsteps of successful expeditions to Baffin Island and the Sahara Desert, four Youth Ambassadors will be joining an i2P expedition team as they trek through the Amazon Basin in October 2010. Using internet technology the i2P team will communicate live from the Amazon to participating students and teachers around the world. Complementing this live communication will be a rich i2P education resource complete with education modules, blogs, topical questions and class exercises. 2010 has been declared the International Year of Biodiversity. In order to highlight the year, i2P has designed an expedition to focus on Biodiversity and the importance of the many millions of distinct life forms found on Earth today.
This second stage of the i2P World Expedition Series was on the same platform as the 2009 Baffin Island Youth Expedition, but in a dramatically contrasting locale - the northern Sahara Desert in Tunisia. On the heels of the Siberian Express for Water Expedition, in April 2010, four Youth Ambassadors were selected to join Ray Zahab, along with fellow i2P ambassadors and adventurers, in this homage to 'Running the Sahara'. Youth ambassadors ran for 7 days - and a total of 260+ km - through searing heat, salt pans and sand dunes in a quest to cross a section of the Sahara, while pushing their own physical and mental limitations. Over 8,500 students followed their journey and participated in a live interactive website that was a two-way street of communication, and participated in fundraising efforts for 2 water projects in Africa.
Visit: RunningTunisia.com !
i2P Founder Ray Zahab and i2P Ambassador Kevin Vallely teamed up for another epic impossible2Possible expedition. The two adventurers travelled to the far reaches of frozen Siberia and the remote shores of Lake Baikal, the oldest, deepest lake in the world, to run some 650km unsupported down the length of its frozen surface. The team averaged approximately 50km per day on this grueling expedition, while hauling all of their food and supplies. Over 8,500 students took part in both the Experiential Learning program and fundraising initiative for water projects in Africa.