BigToe Classroom

Hello! You’ve entered the 5000 Mile Project school vaults, a fantastic hub for teachers seeking education resources and a portal into how your class can travel vicariously with Katharine & David on the 5000mile epic expedition!



“Financially, nothing! We have dedicated two years of our life to plan and run the 5000mileproject and because we think it’s an exciting project we want to share it with the leaders of tomorrow. If we manage to run the length of South America and create a real empathy and responsibility for South America’s threatened habitats and unique wildlife amongst the people we speak to, we will have succeeded. For us, it’s as simple as that.

It’s real; time is running out each day for these threatened wild places, but we can still make a difference if we coordinate globally and act individually to make sure through our own actions we are the change we want to see” – Katharine and David.


About Katharine and David:

Thirty-four year old Katharine (MSc) and David (BA) are professional Ecologists. They sailed from the UK in 2008 to work in International Conservation. Katharine previously worked as an Ecologist for RSPB and David as a Management Consultant for Accenture. Between 2009-2010 they presented to over 2000 people about seabirds and marine life in the Eastern Caribbean. Age groups ranged from 5-90 year olds, including schools, colleges and governments. After surveying the seabirds of the region they wrote, edited, illustrated and published, “The Seabird Breeding Atlas of the Lesser Antilles”, with Environmental Protection In the Caribbean. The book is available from Create Space and

The 5000mileproject is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political, ecological, sporting adventure created and produced by David and Katharine. Please contact them if you would like to discuss the project and your school’s involvement or would like their full C.V.s.

 Digital Explorer:

We have joined up with Digital Explorer who specialize in bringing expeditions into schools. You can find us on their map of the world along with other active and proposed expeditions.