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TOPtoTOP Event Schedule: October, November, December 2016

October 27: Natural Resources Council of Maine event

6:30 – 8:30 pm, free and open to the public

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute

350 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

October 28: 11 am – 12 noon:   Arrival Press Conference: Pachamama arrives at Portland Harbor pier

organized by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, on the Maine State Dock

November 1st: Gloucester Public Library lecture

  • presentation incl. Pachamama orchestra at 7:00pm

November 12: University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • 3:30-5 pm:  Kids-to-Kids event

November 13: Museum of Science hosts two presentations

  • 12:30 on the Gordon Current Science and Technology Center

adult focus) open to the public

  • 3:30 on Shapiro Science Live Stage (kid focus) open to the public

November 16: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) event 

6:30-8:30 pm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) event, hosted by MIT Energy Club, with co-sponsorship of the Northeast Clean Energy Council and swissnex Boston

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Climate Challenges & Innovation Solutions with Dario as the lead-off speaker followed by a NECEC panel of clean energy CEOs talking about solutions, at the Stata Center, Room 32-123

(full audio visual capability, room can fit 300)

November 17: Museum of Science, at Cahners Theater

11:00 am

Dario keynote in front of approximately 300 high school students who are attending an MOS High School Science Series program.

November 17: Reception

5:00 -7:00 pm

Fundraising reception hosted by

Brown Advisory, 100 High St., 27th floor, Boston) with swissnex Boston (open to the public with advanced permission)

November 28 – December 2: Events at The Mystic Aquarium (some open to the public)

More Details Coming Soon

Catalina Island

2016-01-05_usa-san-diego_pachamama.JPGWe did a Clean-up South of San Diego where we found a lot of plastic at the beach.
We celebrated Salina’s birthday on Shelter Island, San Diego, before we sailed to Catalina Island.
There we did a school presentation infront of 150 students in Avalon thanks to Wayne Herbst.

We have arrived in Dana Point!

We have arrived in Dana Point to what can only be described as a rapturous welcome, both on and off the water – including the count sheriff boats water display escorting us into the harbour! Thank you so much to Gary and Laurie of San Clemente Green for organising this amazing welcome and getting a crowd down to greet us. We will be docked just outside the Ocean Institute in Dana Point for the next two weeks. If you are in the area, please do come down and say hi, or join us at our public presentation this Saturday (11th) at the Ocean Institute at 12 noon.Continue Reading →


Apologies for the lack of updates recently, after reaching Pier 39 and meeting with Google, we all took some time to rest and recuperate from the cycle.
Until we reached the boat, I don’t think any of us had realised how much the cycle journey had taken its toll on us all, both physically, but also perhaps more so mentally. As such, it has been good to have a few weeks out of the saddle and sleeping bags, to rest, get ill, get better again and start preparing for the next leg of the trip. In this time, Dario was also able to help the Prince William Sound Science centre in Cordova develop their education program.
Shortly after arriving back at the boat, Salina and Andri travelled with Erik and Sorren; who had joined us on the final cycling leg, back to Cordova, where they will go to school for a couple of months. Thank you so much for joining us Erik and Sorren, thank you also to all in Cordova who have been so kind and generous to our family – it really is so greatly appreciated.
Yesterday we hit the ground running, thanks to Steve Hipskind, Chief, Earth Science Division at NASA Ames in Mountain View, who invited us to give a presentation to some of the employees on the campus, as well as giving us a tour! We were introduced to Steve and his wife Cathy through friends in Aptos, and were fortunate enough to meet in person whilst in the mountain view area when presenting to Google. Thank you for this amazing opportunity and for welcoming us into your home.Continue Reading →

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