Bay Area School Reform Collaborative: committed to supporting whole-school change in the Bay Area.
Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM): a nonprofit social science research institute in Tokyo specializing in the study of the relationship between new information technologies and various sectors of society.
Center for Global Partnership: a nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to enhancing US-Japan and global interaction through collaborative projects.
Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development: a nonprofit policy-oriented research and consulting organization, promoting international partnership for security and ecologically sustainable development with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
Sega Foundation: committed to supporting youth education and dedicated to the well-being of American youth.
Smart Valley, Inc.: a nonprofit organization focusing on the application of technology in ways that help transform the way we work, live and learn.
US-Japan Foundation: a private and independent grantmaking organization dedicated to enhancing greater mutual knowledge between Japan and the United States.
WorldLink Foundation: dedicated to making available innovative global education programs that foster excellence in teaching and learning.
Design Team Staff and Consultants
Design and Administration
Kirk Bergstrom, Senior Designer
Adriana Dakin, Website Editor
Yuka Shindo, Website Research & Editing
Ken Wilkening, Program Coordinator, Nautilus Institute
Jesse Smith, Webmaster
Spirococus Design, Graphic Design
Ernest Somers, Graphic Design Assistant
Kirk Bergstrom, Executive Director, WorldLink Foundation
Josh Freedman, Curriculum Designer and Technology Consultant
Lori Lamberson, Teacher-in-Residence, Exploratorium
Erin Leydig, Science Teacher, The Odyssey School
Lee Schult, Social Studies Teacher, The Odyssey School
Steve Smuin, Founder and Director, The Odyssey School
Guides and Mentors
Tetsuro Doshita, Commander at the Security Affairs Office, Office of the Prime Minister
Shintaro Goto, Associate Professor, Kanazaway Institute of Technology
Gladys Hansen, Historian and Curator, San Francisco History Museum
Jim Hardwick, Environmental Specialist, State of California, Department of Fish and Game
Peter Hayes, Co-Executive Director, Nautilus Institute
Rick Lester, Geologist at US Geological Survey
Hideaki Nakata, Associate Professor, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Paul Oliva, Executive Director, BayTrade
Terri Paluszkiewicz, Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Marine Science Laboratory
Tomohiro Shishimo, Assistant Director, Environmental Agency of Japan, Office of Marine Environment and Waste Management
Nancy Wagner, Captain and Bar Pilot, San Francisco Bar Pilots
Ken Wilkening, Energy/Environment Program Officer, Nautilus Institute
Lyuba Zarsky, Co-Executive Director, Nautilus Institute
Special Thanks To
Debbie Abilock, Librarian, Nueva Center for Learning
Karen Bauer, Volunteer
Josh Collins, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Henry Dakin, H.S. Dakin Co.
Patrick Dwyer, City of Yokohama Office, New York
Dana Michaels, OSPR (Department of Fish and Game, Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response)
Jahan Myrne, American Presidential Lines
Allison Sherman and Christine Freeman, AFS Intercultural Programs
Yuka Shindo, GLOCOM
International Studies Academy, San Francisco Unified School District
Oakland Tech High School, Oakland Unified School District
Odyssey Middle School, San Mateo
Westborough Middle School, South San Francisco Unified School District