Images: Bangladesh – School Boats Foster Hope | Pulitzer Center

As we continue production of “Easy Like Water,” our film crew re-visited the solar floating schools, libraries, and adult education centers run by the Bangladeshi NGO Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha a year after our August 2009 visit. This trip we spent seven days with students who use the Shidhulai services, meeting their families and documenting their […]

The Boat – Slow Boat

  “The captain of the vessel, Bill Carlsen, is a professor of environmental education at Penn State University; this trip was his Sabbatical project.  The voyage of the Dragonfly was a year-long exploration around eastern North America, to learn about environmental sustainability, community development, natural history, and engineering.  We think our trip was the first “sustainably powered” circumnavigation […]

Cruising America’s Great Loop in a Solar Powered Canal Boat | | PassageMaker

Bill is an environmental science education professor at Penn State University and Cynthia was writing for Public Radio. They were on a mission to prove that not only can the Great Loop be done in a canal boat, but much of it can be done under solar power. Bill received a one-year sabbatical from his […]