N2GEO TO PRODUCE FIRST-EVER EXPEDITION TO EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
Also today, n2geo publicly launches on its website a 1000+ page world resource section -- n2countries -- featuring information about every country.
BROOKLYN, NY and TUCSON, AZ -- (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE via PRNetwire) -- May 21, 2002 -- n2geo, a nonprofit public charity inspiring people to learn about the world, announced plans today to produce an expedition that will travel to every country. The expedition will focus on producing high quality rich media (video, audio, Flash, etc.) to be primarily presented on n2geo's website (www.n2geo.org) and future distribution channels. Additionally, n2geo launched an extensive resource section called n2countries with information about every country's geography, politics, economics, and history.
The historic worldwide expedition will attempt to reach 193 countries (based on a list of recognized sovereign states collaborated from the International Olympic Committee, The State Department, and the United Nations). The expedition is slated to last three years and will consist of both permanent and rotational content-development specialists, regional experts, and other professionals. The content produced will appeal to a variety of audiences, including educational institutions, world enthusiasts, and travelers.
n2geo will work closely with students and various schools to ensure children are exposed to world issues and inspired to become more globally-aware citizens at an early age. The organization's educational initiatives will consist of live satellite webcasts, special educational content, and a Student Guru program, which offers select students a chance to help produce content and be regional representatives.
"This is the first time in history that something of this magnitude, both technologically and logistically, is possible. Broadband, rich media, and the integration of technology into schools and society has reached a point where this type of experience will flourish," said Josh Caldwell, n2geo's Vice Chairman.
To support the expedition, n2geo is building a website with various types of content about the world. Today the organization publicly launched n2countries, an intuitive resource section with maps, flags, and reference information about each country. Eventually, the section will be expanded with additional sub sections, including one focused on art and music. This information will compliment the expedition and help make n2geo the default location for learning about the world.
n2geo is discussing opportunities with a few large media companies and currently searching for corporate sponsorship and other sources of funding, which will help determine a launch date for the expedition. n2geo's website offers several ways for people to get involved with the expedition and the organization's cause.
n2geo is a nonprofit public charity inspiring people to learn about the world. Founded in 2000, the organization seeks to advance the integration of technology and education by creating professional rich media and other types of educational content. Ultimately, the organization aspires to help alleviate prejudice and encourage people to cherish and recognize both the diversities and commonalities that exist throughout the world.
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