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Exploration Nation: The Last Shaman

On April 9th, our expedition team made its way to Puerto Viejo Sarapiqui, a small town on the Indian river at the far northern edge of Costa Rica. Here we would catch a river boat to travel deep into the southern region of Nicaragua where we would be rejoined with the tribal elders whom we had met in October of 2012.What is normally a three hour boat ride has transformed into a seven hour trip due to low river levels...

May 8, 2013 — Pete Monfre

Exploration Nation: Day 3

Our team spent the day working with Dole working on one of the company's sustainable banana farms. While we have been plagued with rain and equipment problems, the Central American weather cooperated today and, after an hour of tech throw down, we acquired a satellite and went live for our daily broadcast...

April 11, 2013 — Pete Monfre

Exploration Nation: Day Two - April 5

As the sun rises in Horquetas, Costa Rica we don't need an alarm clock. The birds are up early, presumably getting the worms and broadcasting their enthusiasm for the morning for all to hear.While we are weary from travel, this is the first official day of the Expedition and we are greeted by our friends from Dole...

April 10, 2013 — Pete Monfre

Exploration Nation: Expedition Central America


Live video for mobile from UstreamIn two days I leave with a team of three middle school kids, three Special Forces veterans, four international surgeons and a motley film crew to embark on a 12 day series of scientific explorations culminating in deploying a mobile medical facility for the Rama Indians deep in the heart of Nicaragua’s Indio Maiz Biological Reserve.Follow our three kid explorers (Enzo, Emma and Haley) as they work side by side with experts to uncover the secrets of how innovation improves lives and sustains communities...

April 8, 2013 — Pete Monfre

Kids Lead Crowd-Funded Scientific Mission to Nicaragua: Science Education Is the Tide That Lifts All Boats

Enzo, Haley and Emma are ordinary kids working on an extraordinary mission. They are joining up with a team of Special Forces medics and elite, global surgeons to deliver medical aid to the Rama Indians of Nicaragua in the spring of 2013.In partnership with HumaniTV, the journey will be beamed to tens of thousands of kids around the globe by satellite as the three middle school students trek through the jungles of Central America performing research on sustainable agriculture and seeing first hand how science and innovation improves peoples’ lives.“We want to send a message to kids that science isn’t just about getting a better job and making more money,” says team captain and the creator of Exploration nation, twelve year old Enzo...

December 17, 2012 — Pete Monfre
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