Lexi duPont is on a five-year mission to bring the climate change education directly from the field into the classroom. The project, dubbed Down to Earth, aims to answer two questions: “How do we connect young students to arctic regions affected by climate change?” and “How can we as adventurers continue to explore landscapes with purpose?”
In the latest episode of her web series documenting the project, above, duPont explores Iceland, navigating along its fjords, ski touring and capturing footage of the surrounding environment to be sent to schools around the Pacific Northwest. Spearheaded by Michaela Precourt, a teacher and one of duPont’s good friends, the team focuses on human-powered backcountry adventures while also participating in the 100 mile diet challenge—a conscious effort to source all food from within a 100 mile radius—to reduce their carbon footprint.
Skiing is the glue that holds this team together; but, the Down to Earth crew’s efforts to bring the climate change reality directly from the arctic into the classroom are what leave the most lasting impression. To learn more about the project and to see past episodes, click right here.