Expedition 2! World Record solo row across the Pacific for ocean plastic solutions

May 10, 2020

Voice for Nature Foundation sponsors the Challenge!



Introducing our latest sponsor, Voice for Nature Foundation!

Founded by famous eco-explorer and nature-defender David De Rothschild, the Foundation supports efforts to promote positive environmental change towards global sustainability through creative, innovative and sustainable action.

With the Foundation’s support, our team will launch our Ocean Classroom Campaign, an open-source initiative to teach students coding and marine science, while inspiring them with the potential to dream big.

“Chief Science Officer” of the Challenge and Rutger University postdoctoral researcher, Jessica Garwood, is spearheading the campaign by creating lesson plans that will be made available to schools and students worldwide.

We’ll publish lessons on topics such as ocean plastic, climate change, and ocean temperatures through our interactive Story Map. And we’ll release new lessons throughout the row, helping students build skills while following the story of how Tez rows solo to Hawaii. On behalf of the United World Challenge team and global crew mate community, thank you, David de Rothschild and the Voice for Nature Foundation for your support.

To learn more about our Ocean Classroom Campaign, listen to episode 9 of our podcast featuring our Chief Science Officer herself:

Pictured below: David de Rothschild’s boat Plastiki, made from 12,000 recycled 2-liter plastic bottles. David’s experience building Plastiki in San Francisco and sailing it across the Pacific Garbage Patch inspired him to launch the Voice for Nature Foundation, who are now the latest United World Challenge sponsor.