Contributing to a Global Culture of Sustainability through Experiential Education.
The creation of a Global Culture of Sustainability involves a conscious deepening of our relationships with each other and the natural world. We have much to discover about the complex interdependencies between species and ecosystems, and about our own place amongst this web of life on Earth.
Odyssey field trips are designed to prepare students for the future by facilitating learning opportunities to explore and discuss sustainability based on actual experiences.
We’re done with competing all the time! Its unsustainable. A collaborative spirit lays at the heart of Odyssey as well as a Global Culture of Sustainability.
As individuals and communities, we must identify needs, strengths and synergies and harness our full potential across language barriers and cultural divides.
As experiential educators and social entrepreneurs a spirit of adventure runs in our veins. We take risks. We believe in breaking from convention, challenging the status quo and exploring the unknown. How else will we continue to grow and evolve as individuals and a global community?
On our field trips we engage students with unfamiliar peoples and places. Part of the beauty of such journeys is that they serve as powerful metaphors, for as we learn about “the other”, we learn about the self. “If we do not go within, we will go without.”
Einstein once said, “we cannot solve the problems of today with the thinking of yesterday that created them”. Our field trips provide students with individual and group opportunities to identify issues and create solutions. We create empowered, self-aware leaders who feel inspired about the responsibilities of the adult world ahead.
We are committed to an holistic, experiential approach to education that celebrates all that constitutes human nature and what young people have to offer the world.
We believe we must engage heart, mind, muscle and all other forms of human intelligence in the pursuit of learning. As professional educators, this provides us with a profound challenge, for we must allow our own ability to facilitate learning to evolve.