Students around the world prepare, deploy, and track their very own miniboat (five-foot long unmanned sailboat) while learning about ocean currents, weather, technology, and more. Equipped with a GPS transmitter, they typically cross the ocean in several months driven by the wind and currents. When the boats land, students create transoceanic classrooms, connecting with different nations and cultures around the world. This multidisciplinary approach uses ocean literacy to empower students, creating citizen scientists and global environmental ambassadors.
How to get started
The Miniboat in a Box package comes with everything you need to get started, including boat parts, GPS transmitter, assembly instructions, assistance from EP staff, and a custom page on our website. The hull has a compartment for scientific sensors, messages, and trinkets. Includes position reports for the first year. | $2,300 with standard GPS.