In this video, watch three MiniBoat launches from around the world: Monk Seal, Canarias II, and Moby. Schools from Portugal and the Canary Islands begin their Educational Passages programs with help from EMEPC and PLOCAN.
Portugal’s MiniBoat Program
Shot and edited by VALUMA, “a media channel designed to celebrate the magnetism of the Sea”, this video shows the recovery, rebuild, and relaunch of West. This MiniBoat from Westbrook, Maine crossed the Atlantic and washed ashore in Portugal. West continued its journey thereafter, landing again on the foreign shores of Scotland.
Belgium’s MiniBoat Program
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) of Belgium prepared this video overview of their MiniBoat Program. The program’s role in promoting Global Ocean Literacy is key to the Educational Passages mission. Their boat, Boot, was launched alongside PLOCAN’s Canarias IV in June of 2016.
The Canary Islands MiniBoat Program
Our partners at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) prepared this video overview of their MiniBoat Program. The program’s role in promoting Global Ocean Literacy is key to the Educational Passages mission. PLOCAN has launched the following MiniBoats: Canarias II, Canarias III, Canarias IV
Charleston’s MiniBoat Program
In this video, Charleston students and educators talk about their experience building, launching, and tracking a MiniBoat. Their boat, Carolina Dreamer, crossed the Atlantic from South Carolina to Dingle, Ireland. The Irish recovered, refurbished, and relaunched the boat which is now on its way back across the Atlantic.