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SEAWORDY DRAWING for GRADES K-4 and for GRADES 5-8:

Seawordy Project

*** THIS DRAWING IS NOW COMPLETE ***

 

Students in two age categories (K-4 and 5-8) are invited to participate in the Seawordy Drawing. We are attempting to collect from school children one letter for each mile that Erden rows! Each student who enters in this category will have one chance to have his or her name chosen at random for fabulous prizes!

** Please note: Students in grades 5-8 are also required to submit an Official Entry Form with their letter.

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THE SEAWORDY PROJECT
Letters Across the Pacific...
KICK-OFF FOR PROJECT: Start of School Year 2007-2008
Seawordy

Erden's amazing single-handed Pacific crossing as part of his human-powered circumnavigation is worthy of tremendous support!


Because one of Erden's missions is to educate and inspire learners of all ages, we are seeking those students, young and young-at-heart, to offer support by sending mailed envelopes for our Seawordy Project.


HELP US REACH THE GOAL OF 8,000 ENVELOPES

Our goal is one envelope for every mile he rows so that, in theory, our collective mail will reach from California to Australia! We will forward all mail to him (hard copies to Seattle, WA, USA and digital archive to Australia) so that he will be welcomed upon his arrival.

Suggested topics for letters/notes:

  • Tell Erden how you are inspired by his efforts on this trip
  • Offer best wishes on the next portion of his circumnavigation route
  • Young learners may choose to illustrate a drawing instead of writing.
Mail to Erden

HOW TO SEND MAIL FOR THIS PROJECT

TEACHERS!
We challenge your classrooms to participate and follow Erden's progress across the Pacific. If you choose to have your entire class write to Erden, each child's letter will count as "one envelope" to help save on postage. In return for an entire classroom of letters, we will list your location and school name in our list of Supporting Schools (see below).

FREE DOWNLOADABLE LETTER PAPER FOR YOUNG STUDENTS!

Friendly Letter - grayscale/plain

Friendly Letter - color/basic

Friendly Letter - color/handwriting

Drawing Paper for Young Learners

Erden's planned path for the Pacific Crossing from California to Australia which spans 6700 nm (7700mi).

(See his tracking data of his actual path here!)

Pacific Crossing Map
 
Australia Landing Site
 
Erden's planned landing site in Australia.

 

HOW TO SEND MAIL FOR THE SEAWORDY PROJECT
What to include: Where to send:

Because each submission will be entered into a drawing for great prizes, make sure to follow these directions carefully!

Single sheet of paper in a stamped/addressed #10 envelope....
(Business envelope of 9.5" long)

Send an encouraging letter or drawing clearly labeled with:

  • first and last name of student
  • grade in school and age
  • complete address for school or home (in case of winning prize)
  • signature of teacher
  • Students in grades 5-8 must also include an Official Entry Form
  • In the case of whole classroom submissions, please also include teacher's name, name of school, city/state, and phone number of school.

** Please note: none of the student contact information will be shared with anyone. It is only for the purpose of awarding prizes.

Send ALL mail for Erden to:

National Museum of Education
c/o Erden Eruc
1145 Highbrook Street, Suite 308
Akron, Ohio 44301
USA
Erden Mail

 

LIST OF SUPPORTING SCHOOLS
LOCATION NAME OF SCHOOL
Orrville, Ohio, USA Orrville Middle School
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA Ocean Palms Elementary, A. Kauffman's 3rd grade class
Holgate, Ohio, USA Holgate Elementary, P. Schwiebert's 1st grade class

 

 
             
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