Learn Around The World is a federally recognized 501(c)3 education organization. Our mission is to promote global awareness and digital citizenship amongst K-12 students and the general public at large. We accomplish this by providing online, virtual field trips.
What is a virtual field trip and how are they made?
First, our guides travel to unique locations around the world to document the people, places, and things that make our planet so wonderful. Then they package these experiences into a 45 minute webinar that is shown live to classrooms. Our guides then interacts with the classrooms while walking them through the given topic, virtually of course. What makes these experiences so powerful is the live interaction and validation students receive while asking our guides their questions in real time.
Our flagship virtual field trip series is called GEOshow. Some of the locations our participants will be traveling to on GEOshow this year include; Thailand, Mexico, Guatemala, Indonesia, South Korea and Cambodia.
View one of our past virtual field trips here: https://youtu.be/M65VazHdNcw
With this campaign, we’re seeking help to continue our free virtual field trips to classrooms for the 2017-18 school year!
Join The Team & Win
Join our fundraiser team and win a private virtual field trip for your class or donate the show to any educator of your choice. That's right, you choose the topic and we'll work with you to find a date and time that fits into our schedule and your curriculum.
How to Join
It's easy, just follow these simple steps:
1) Click the "Join the Team" button in the top, righthand corner. It's located below the "Donate Now" button
2) Create an account
3) Click on "GEOshow - Fall 2017" under your fundraisers
4) If you want, create your own photo, description, and fundraising goal before you share, share, share!
"Join The Team" video walk through : https://youtu.be/huV2SWRsxPE
Level 1) Classes who raise $200 will get 1 private show!
Level 2) Classes who raise $1,000 will get 1 private show and a chance to pick the topic for next season's new GEOshow USA episode and be guest presenters with GEO-B!
Level 3) Classes who raise $5,000 will get GEO B to come to their school and teach their class live! (Restricted to continental USA and Canada)
*Your Crowdrise fundraising page may represent you, your class, your 5th grade, or your school. However, only one award will be given per fundraising page. You may use your private show for one class or for a webinar for your school/grade only.
* Campaign runs until mid-night (EDT/EST) December 15th *
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. After donating, you will receive an automated email with all of the information required by the IRS.
What will the money raised be used for?
Most of our programs are free, but there is a lot of cost associated with making them happen. Our website, webinar platform, post cards and postage, email marketing software, and streaming services represent just a few of our operating expenses that these funds will be used for. Additionally, we’ll be using these funds to help create new content to add to our catalog of shows.
Do I need to be a teacher to donate or join the team?
No, anyone can donate to our program! If you want to start your own fundraiser page for our charity, you may do that as well.
What is "Join the Team"?
You can create your own fundraising page on Crowdrise for yourself, your class, your entire grade, or your entire school to help raise funding for GEOshow.
Why Join the Team?
We have put together three levels of exciting rewards for helping us fundraise. See prizes above.
I am a winner, how can I use my private GEOshow?
You may use your private GEOshow however you would like. We'll work with you to find a time that works for both of our schedules. You may also use it for a private 1-1 show with your class, as a private show for your entire 4th grade, or stream to every classroom in your building. It’s up to you.
Woohoo! We reached prize levle 1. If we reach level two, does that mean we get two private shows?
I sure does. You rock, keep crushing it.
I'm joining the team, how do I give you the raised funds?
All funds via your crowdrise fundraising page "GEOshow - Fall 2017" will be sent directly to our charity. Easy Peasy.
Can I run an offline (e.g., bake sale) fundraiser in my community?
Yes, that's a great idea. Go for it!
How do I record and send offline funds to you?
To record your offline, raised funds: 1) Log into Crowdrise. 2) Click on “GEOshow - Fall 2017” under “My Fundraisers” 3) Click “Advanced” in the left sidebar. 4) Click “Offline Donation Manager.” 5) Enter your offline donations. You may enter them individually or as one bulk item; e.g., Bake Sale.
I raised money offline, how do I get it to you?
By mail: Send checks and/or money orders made out to “Learn Around The World.” Please do not send cash. Contact Brandon for further instructions and our mailing address firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a cool button or widget I can put on my website, my class's website, or my school's website?