Partnering with Beautiful Nation

Beautiful Nation  is a free resource for schools and nonprofits serving disadvantaged students around the world. Participating schools and classrooms have special access to content and gain direct access to the crew for videoconferencing and discussion groups in the Beautiful Nation Social Network. 

Businesses and individuals can help support students' engagement with the project by sponsoring a channel in the network. Sponsoring a channel ensures that the Beautiful Nation is an interactive and dynamic classroom tool.

Reach the World

Reach the World (RTW) cultivates relationships between young students and volunteer world travelers through an innovative program of online journalism and face-to-face interactions. To date, RTW has directly served 15,000 students and 600 teachers, primarily in the New York City public schools, but also nationwide. The National Geographic Society Education Foundation named RTW a Model Program in Geography Education. Reach the World’s mission is to help elementary and secondary school students and teachers to develop the knowledge, attitudes, values and thinking skills needed for responsible citizenship in a complex, culturally diverse and rapidly changing world. Through its interactive website, RTW enriches the curriculum by connecting classrooms to volunteer world travelers who are studying or exploring around the globe. RTW identifies and trains volunteer travelers, manages web-based journalistic content posted weekly by these travelers, and delivers training and support to the schools in its programs. RTW's flagship journey, the Voyage of Makulu was launched by the organization's founder, Heather Halstead, in 1998 and is a known brand in sailing education. The Beautiful Nation Project celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Voyage of Makulu and will help build the brand of RTW as a leader in global mentorship. 


Tapping the valuable resource of bright, but underprivileged, children and teachers in rural India, 
Agastya provides an environment in which students and teachers can create, tinker, seek solutions and find them! The organization's mission is to spark innovation and curiosity using simple, yet innovative peer-to-peer science instruction. As the largests hands-on science program in the world, Agastya reaches thousands of students nationwide using mobile science labs. In addition, Agastya provides integrative learning opportunities for thousands of students at their Discovery Learning Campus in Bangalore, India.  Beautiful Nation is helping to fulfill the organization's goal to launch a marine ecology science curriculum, in order to help improve environmental conditions for all life along the shores and in in the ocean waters. Agastya has positively impacted over three million children and 120,000 teachers in 30+ districts and four states in India. The Beautiful Nation Project will provide Agastya with real-time, multimedia content and scientific data focused on keystone species, marine ecology and the effects of marine debris for the development of a marine science curriculum and a Marine Science Discovery Center in Chennai, India. 

HP Catalyst

Reach the World and Agastya are members of the prestigious Hewlett Packard Catalyst Initiative and are recognized as pioneers in STEMx education worldwide.

World Water Monitoring Challenge

World Water Monitoring Challenge™ (WWMC) is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local waterbodies.

Plastic Oceans Project

The mission of Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. 501(c)3 is to educate through field research, implement progressive outreach initiatives, and incubate solutions to address the global plastic pollution problem. Working with and for the next generation to create a more sustainable future.

Our long term goals are to actively and collectively incubate 5 solutions toward the prevention and removal of marine plastics on and off-shore. We intend to bring together a community of world leaders focused on innovation, collaboration, education and outreach, while spearheading and mobilizing focused research and innovation projects to meet the challenge of removing man-made debris from our oceans in support of our next generation, while also creating new sustainable businesses.

Pangaea Exploration

Pangaea Explorations is host to the Makulu crew sailing expeditions aboard s/v Sea Dragon. Pangaea Explorations runs an around-the-world marine research sailing ship, Sea Dragon to raise awareness as to the depth, complexity and sheer inertia of the threats to our oceans. 

Track the Journey Aboard Seadragon Here

USF Student Innovation Incubator

USF Student Innovation IncubatorBeautiful Nation Project is proud to have been chosen as a resident company hosted at University of South Florida's Student Innovation Incubator at USF Connect!

The student entrepreneurs featured here were selected from a pool of more than 40 applicants from across campus to be in the first round of businesses served by the USF Student Innovation Incubator (SII). These students are from the Colleges of Engineering, Business and Arts and Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine and Patel College of Global Sustainability.

Global Marine Networks

Global Marine Networks
 is the official satellite communications consultant for the Voyage of Makulu. The ship's sat comm data plan and assets are well-managed thanks to GMN's expert advice and support.

OMG One More Generation

OMG One More GenerOne More Generation (OMG) was founded in 2009 by 8 year old Carter Ries and 7 year old Olivia Ries. Carter (now 13) and his Sister Olivia (now 12) are both extremely passionate about animals and conservation. Following the adoption of Cheetahs in South Africa, Carter and Olivia began to question why humans would need to adopt wild animals like the cheetah. Carter and Olivia soon learned of the pressing issues surrounding endangered species, and knew they had to act.