An expedition requires financial assistance to pay for things like food, lodging, transportation, clothing, and specialized expedition equipment. For our expedition, most of the money comes from us. The money we earn from our school assembly programs and selling our pictures to book and magazine publishers helps us pay for our expeditions. We also have sponsors who support our work in two ways: getting students excited about the nature, science, technology and providing us with some of the needed equipment.

Think about past and present explorers and adventurers. Did they have any sponsors or supporters? Who were their sponsors? Why did the sponsors want to help those people and their expeditions? Do you think those explorers and adventurers could have made their expeditions without the help of their sponsors?

-Wayne and Karen Brown

Click on our sponsors logos or names to learn more about them.

Scuba Diving Equipment
AQUA LUNG - This is the world's largest maker of snorkeling and scuba diving equipment. The inventor of scuba diving, Captain Jacques Yves-Cousteau, started this company. Aqua Lung has been a supporter of our school assembly programs, The Ocean Adventure, for years. Aqua Lung supplies us with all of our colorful, high-tech snorkeling and scuba diving equipment.

B.V.I. Diving
DIVE BVI - These wonderful divers sponsor our diving in Virgin Gorda and Dive BVI. Dive BVI is a diving service that offers everything from a begining scuba diving course to coral reef tours for experienced divers. Dive BVI took us to all the places we explored underwater.

Expedition Ship - Yorktown Clipper
CLIPPER CRUISE LINES - Clipper Cruise Lines specializes in small adventure cruises around the world. The Yorktown Clipper is based in the Caribbean during the winter months. This is a 207' long, 37' wide steel hull ship and the officers and crew pamper 120 passengers with luxurious staterooms and 5-star cuisine. This ship is specially designed with swim platforms and has large inflatable landing boats for going ashore in remote areas. Onboard naturalists and historians lead excursions and offer evening lectures so passengers can learn more about the people and animals they are seeing. We are on the Yorktown Clipper for a two-week tour of the US and British Virgin Islands.

Anegada Reef Hotel
Anegada Reef Hotel is a small, quiet, 20-room hotel right on a beautiful, white sand beach on Anegada Island. Every night there is a beach barbeque that includes their specialty, barbequed lobster! Anegada Reef Hotel gave us a great place to stay and fed us excellent meals.

J&L Jeep Rentals
If you want to explore Anegada like we did, instead of lounging on the beach all day, J&L has 4-wheel drive jeeps and trucks for rent. J&L gave us a Toyota 4-wheel drive truck do our Anegada Island explorations.

Claire Aero
If a flight to Anegada or an aerial tour of the Virgin Islands is what you would like to do, Claire Aero has a fleet of planes and expert pilots that can take you anywhere you may want to fly in the VI. Claire Aero flew us from Virgin Gorda to Anegada Island and back.

British Virgin Islands Tourist Board
BVI TOURIST BOARD - Our favorite Virgin Islands are the British Virgin Islands. Visit the BVI Tourist Board web site for all sorts of information about the BVI. They can also help you plan your own expedition to the BVI!

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