TOPtoTOP in schools

School visits are the key part of the expedition and already more than 10 000 children have been involved in classroom activities that focus on finding solutions to climate change.

Children are our future. By sharing our adventures and experiences with young people we aim to motivate them to take part in sport and outdoor pursuits and to appreciate the natural environment. We investigate and highlight the research, innovative projects and positive initiatives beneficial to the environment that are being carried out in the areas we visit.

School visits are made by crewmembers at each destination throughout the expedition. We teach children passionately about the importance of nature and use fun projects to help children understand global climate change and the importance of sustainable resources. Then the children express their own ideas about how we can care more for our environment and climate through painting and drawing.

2009-06_au_keppel-dunk_007Preferred ages: 9 to 12 years
max. 30 children
The presentation takes 45 minutes, the discussion 15 minutes, and the drawing competition takes 90 minutes to 120 minutes. Content of presentation:

  • TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition and nature’s beauty
  • why global warming?
  • causes and effects
  • sustainability
  • environmental friendly solutions and projects
  • drawing competition

Presentation needs:

  • power 110V or 220V
  • black board
  • paper and pencils for the drawing competition


Drawing competition:
The theme is: ideas and solutions about how we can help nature and/or our climate. The award is given for creative ideas and solutions from the children. You can also arrange your own competition and send the drawings to us at the following address:

Hanspeter Good
Malerva 7
CH-7320 Sargans

Please note the name, address, school and age of the “artist” directly on the drawing. If you have any question do not hesitate to contact us.