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Coast 2 Coast is a Peruvian community-based nonprofit that weaves investigation with imagination, engaging young learners and rural educators in small-scale fishing villages to explore their built-natural surroundings through the power of enchantment - gathering, illustrating, and mobilizing intergenerational knowledge for social-ecological well-being and epic futures.

Wonder, awe, magic, presence.

The moment we've been taken up by a gorgeous sunset or memorized by a legendary story... Enchantment has the power to cultivate relations between peoples and places while expanding our understanding of time and space beyond ourselves.This powerful force reshapes our outlook, fostering a reverence that nurtures more empathetic relationships with the world around and within us.

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Participatory Audiovisual Storytelling

Learners co-create creative narratives that mobilize the knowledge they've gathered in the form of fantastic stories expressed through their imaginations, grounded in science, and informed by their local contexts. 

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Youth-led Participatory Action Research

YPAR is an innovative approach to positive youth and community development in which young people gain tools and training to conduct systematic research to explore their lives, their communities, and the institutions intended to serve them.


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From coast to coast, we facilitate playful workshops, programs, and festivals with rural schools and local educational projects in fishing communities that strengthen an attachment to place and explore social-ecological well-being in the context of a changing climate and industrializing planet.

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We're a group of friends made up of artists, scientists, journalists, researchers, outdoor educators, and surfers. For the past decade, we've connected with community-based partners and immersed ourselves in coastal, lakeshore, and riverside fishing villages from Mexico to India. We've seen the remarkable, the tragic, and the auspicious through the eyes of local youth in fishing villages on the verge of collapse within a wider context of capitalism, neoliberal (sea)food systems, and colonial legacies. We believe in the power of stories as a bridge to reach people and emotionally connect. Beyond the facts, we provide a pathway for the faces, names, and characters who depend on the ocean the most for their survival to share their side of the story before it's too late.

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Make a one-time or monthly donation to fund our participatory transmedia workshops, programs, and festivals! Coast 2 Coast is an initiative of Beyond the Surface, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

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