In May 2014, an all-girl rowing team Fourbirdsaboating will be going on an 8-month expedition from Monterey Bay, CA across the Pacific Ocean to Cairns, Australia. They are seeking 2 ladies to embark on this world record breaking voyage with them!
“The aim of the 7200 nautical mile row is to raise the profile of science, technology, engineering, and maths, and to provide FREE, online, environmental, STEM, and geography education to young people aged 5-25 years worldwide. The team will engage students in citizen science and encourage them to undertake professions in STEM focused roles. Using pioneering ‘live from the boat’ technology, Fourbirdsaboating will be the ‘eyes and ears’ of their young viewers. They aim to raise the confidence and self belief of young people by providing space for them to interact with the best scientists, sports people, and world leaders and to empower them through cultural exchange and communication with peers worldwide. The team will promote the value and role of women in society through online interaction, interviews, and video footage of both men and women from around the globe, and in particular, the four ‘very ordinary female rowers.”
No prior rowing or expedition experience is required, as full training will be provided. Team selection day will be held on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 and will offer ordinary women a chance to try out for a funded place on this Pacific Ocean expedition and also have the opportunity to row on the “Henley Royal Regatta” course with some of the best rowers and sport professionals! The 2 ladies chosen for a place on the team will be announced at a special “PechaKucha event” later that day. 14 motivational speakers will be presenting at this event on the theme of river and ocean rowing.
Fourbirdsaboating is also inviting potential corporate sponsors and media partners to the PechaKucha event where they will have a last chance in supporting the Fourbirdsaboating ladies. Sponsors and partners will have their logos featured on the boat, giving them the chance to receive media coverage throughout the expeditions, all the while providing STEM education to young people all over the world. The boat will then go on display at the London Boat Show, BETT Educational Technology Show, and Whalefest in Brighton in 2014.
Interested?? Contact Fourbirdsaboating Skipper Sarah Weldon at [email protected]
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