Re-defining the School Science Project

Boylan Slat serves as a wonderful example of what a thinking young man is capable of. What started out as an open-choice school assignment is now in mid-stages of feasibility studies. ISBerne commends this brilliant young man and will be watching his progress.

According to TEDxTalks video;

18-year-old Boyan Slat combines environmentalism, entrepreneurism and technology to tackle global issues of sustainability. After diving in Greece, and coming across more plastic bags than fish, he wondered; “why can’t we clean this up?”

While still being in secondary school, he decided to dedicate half a year of research to understand plastic pollution and the problems associated with cleaning it up. This ultimately led to his passive clean-up concept, which he presented at TEDxDelft 2012. Working to prove the feasibility of his concept, Boyan Slat currently gives lead to a team of approximately 50 people, and temporarily quit his Aerospace Engineering study to completely focus his efforts on The Ocean Cleanup.

The progress of The Ocean Cleanup can be followed through http://www.theoceancleanup.com, http://www.facebook.com/TheOceanCleanup, as well as http://www.twitter.com/TheOceanCleanup.

 


The ISBerne social media project hits 10,000 page views!

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The ISberne blog has logged over 10,000 page views since just a few weeks before Thanksgiving of 2012, and has had visitors from 87 countries around the world. We want to thank you for your support and submissions. If you haven’t already, we hope that you’ll sign up as a follower, and we welcome editorials from the ISBerne community: parents, students, and faculty. Our archive of posts details many of the programs at our school: art, music, International Baccalaureate, pre-K curriculum, sports, and community service to name just a few, so we encourage you to take a look at our entire selection of content.

And please consider sharing it with your extended community. Each post brings our message to a larger audience and gives students the recognition they deserve.  Like Ossian Perret, Grade 11, whose student-produced video for Billion Rising has had nearly 1900 views! ISBerne is excited to know that thousands of people are learning more about our special school and community.

 

Check out the site visitor map in the right-hand column to see where the views came from.