Since January 2013, Project Zero has been collaborating with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek, who is currently engaged on a 21,000 mile journey on foot around the world. His Out of Eden Walk retraces the migratory pathways of our ancient human ancestors and is a radical experiment in ‘slow journalism.”
Project Zero has developed a companion online learning community designed to foster cross-cultural inquiry and exchange among school-aged children from all corners of the globe. Out of Eden Learn invites young people to slow down to observe the world carefully and to listen attentively to others; exchange stories and perspectives with one another; and make connections between their own lives and bigger, unfolding human stories. Classes of similarly aged but otherwise diverse students are grouped together to engage in a “learning journey” which unfolds over approximately 12 weeks. To date, over 1000 classes from 52 different countries have taken part in Out of Eden Learn, free of charge.
To find out more please visit our custom-built website, where you can access our various social media sites, view short videos about the project, download curriculum, and explore our active Educators’ Blog.


January 2016 Walking Parties

Students from around the world are connecting online. Out of Eden Learn launches new learning groups this month. Sign up today! 

An Introduction to Out of Eden Learn

I learned that everything is related to and interacts with each other. Nothing and Nobody can exist without others.
- Out of Eden Learn student, Z.Z, Shanghai, China

Out of Eden Learn White Paper

Published: 2016
An initiative of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Out of Eden Learn is an online learning community that connects school-age students from around the... Read more

More on the Out of Eden Walk

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek is retracing on foot the global migration of our ancestors in a 21,000-mile, seven-year journey that began in Ethiopia and will end in Tierra del Fuego. Visit Out of Eden Walk to explore Paul’s journey, including maps, photographs, videos and other resources. Click here to explore Paul’s storytelling for National Geographic.


On the Trail with Out of Eden Learn and Paul Salopek: This video features journalist Paul Salopek leading students and educators in a 5-mile (8-kilometer) learning walk in Tbilisi, Georgia. In collaboration with Paul Salopek, the Out of Eden Learn team developed several slow looking and active learning exercises for students to engage in along the walk based on Paul's slow journalism and our curriculum. Click to learn more about this walk.

Funding & Quick Facts

Status: Active
Start Date: January 2013
Funded By: The Abundance Foundation
Total # of Classrooms: 700+
Total # of Countries: 40+
Total Students Reached: 10,000+