Fastrackids Live! Adventure start on Nov 6th 2016!
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FasTracKids International is pleased to announce a partnership with the non-profit organization sitesALIVE! to distribute Ocean Challenge Live! educational program content in centers and schools around the world. The curriculum will be offered in conjunction to the Vendée Globe sailing race, starting in November of 2016. American skipper and sitesALIVE! founder Rich Wilson will set sail in the Vendée Globe 2016: a solo, non-stop, around-the-world sailing race, departing from Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Known as the “Everest of the seas”, only 71 people have completed the race, compared to the 500+ that have successfully reached the summit of Mt. Everest. Rich’s motivation in participating in such an extraordinary challenge is to excite and engage students in learning by connecting them to live, global, real-world adventures. Since the early 1990s, sitesALIVE! has produced programs for Kindergarten through 12th grade, linking adventures, expeditions, and global field research stations with classrooms. As part of Rich’s passion for learning and education, he has designed and administered live, interactive, full semester, curricular-based education programs for over 25 years. To hear it in Rich’s words: “As a math teacher in the Boston Public Schools in the ’70s, I saw that real world problem sets were far more interesting to my students than the textbooks. With sitesALIVE!, when the kids are linked to an adventure, with uncertain outcome, and real world drama, they pay attention, and then the science, geography and math flow freely.