We had a great presentation by 3 people last Saturday in our first-ever transatlantic link-up, with 140 people in attendance at CoderDojo Athenry:
- Dick Baldwin, live via Skype from Maine USA, telling us about his Little Sailboats project, Educational Passages, in which they have released about 70 5-foot-long sailboats onto the open seas, to get picked up across the world
- Meabh who found one of the boats in Connemara, with her mom Neasa
- Margaret Rae from the Marine Institute in Galway, who will be helping to re-launch the boat in the Spring.
Here are some more links that you might find interesting:
- The Facebook page of Educational Passages: https://www.facebook.com/educational.passages/
The Marine Institute video that Margaret showed: https://vimeo.com/173031702
This has some cool icons that if clicked show where there are shipwrecks around our coast, or the route of the Wild Atlantic Way, marinas etc: http://www.digitalocean.ie
This gives some nice undersea stories hydrography, biology etc from around our coast http://www.infomar.ie/data/StoryMaps.php
Thanks to Margaret from the Marine Institute and Ariadne from Educational Passages for the links!