Deep Time Walk

Deep Time Walk enables anyone, anywhere in the world, to experience a 4.6bn year history of the living Earth.

We did it!

On 11th Jul 2017 we successfully raised £20,740 of £20,000 target with 104 supporters in 39 days

The kinetic Deep Time Walk, available for an exclusive 50% reduction until our crowdfunding ends, enables anyone, anywhere in the world to experience a history of the living Earth.

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We need your help to take this exciting project to the next level and, if we reach our target, every pound pledged on this page will be match-funded by the UK Heritage Lottery Fund. However, as this is an "all-or-nothing" campaign, if we don't hit our target, we won't get a single pound. There are a range of exclusive rewards available for those able to give a financial pledge.

"The most efficacious process we have for initiating ourselves into this radical transformation of human consciousness.”
Professor Brian Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies

The transformative walk combines science with humanities to help people gain a somatic perspective of the immense age of Earth, learn about the key evolutionary events that occurred across deep time, experience our interconnected ancestral heritage with all life and understand the geological impact of humanity in the era of the anthropocene. We hope it gives a sense of awe and wonder for our beautiful home and inspires care and reverence. 

  • Walk 4.6km through 4.6 billion years of Earth history - each metre represents 1 million years
  • A rich user interface uses the pedometer to track your steps and guide you across Earth’s evolutionary timeline
  • Join the characters of the Scientist and the Fool as they journey across deep time
  • Learn about key concepts from Earth's evolution and Big History
  • Time-contextual glossary available to look up more complex concepts
  • Mobility assist mode available for those unable to walk

Listen to samples of the Deep Time Walk

"A very clever idea from the team at Schumacher College ... giving participants a vivid sense of the vast history of the Earth, and humanity's small and very recent part in it."
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage

With a deeply emotive, educational experience created, we are now focused on increasing the reach and impact of the app to become a financially sustainable social enterprise, with profits reinvested and used to fund scholarships at Schumacher College, part of the Dartington Hall Trust.

Specifically, we will extend the Deep Time Walk App with three new features: 1) an online portal for further learning and encouraging action for positive change; 2) create a directory of Deep Time Walk's happening across the world, so people can join with others in their local community 3) create resources for group work, including a discussion guide and Strata cards (see below). In addition, the funds raised here will be used to redesign our website, create a new promotional video and streamline our press interaction and social media activities.

"When I experience the Deep Time Walk, I experience who I am."
Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence Magazine and Vice President, RSPCA

Grounded in the very latest evidence from science, the script is written by Dr. Stephan Harding (a collaborator with James Lovelock) and Peter Oswald (ex Playwright in Residence at Shakespeare Globe, London).

The audio is directed by Jeremy Mortimer (who has produced over 200 productions for BBC Radio 3/4), with the narrative brought to life by Chipo Chung (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Into the Badlands), Paul Hilton (Garrow's Law, The Bill, Silent Witness) and Peter Marinker (Love Actually, Event Horizon, Judge Dredd).

Review the complete Deep Time Walk App team

"Such a powerful tool for bringing one's own organism into resonance with the organic Earth."
David Abram, Author, The Spell of the Sensuous 

1. Make a financial pledge today, using the selection of rewards or via the donate button. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, each pound given will be match funded!

£10/$13 - SCREENS: 8 beautiful desktop images inspired by deep time along with 4 mobile phone background images with a big THANK YOU for supporting the Deep Time Walk App project.

£25/$32 - MEDITATIONS: Screens + 8 audio meditation recordings led by Satish Kumar (30, 20, 15 minute meditations), Stephan Harding (The Deep Time Well, Riding the Clouds, Carbon Cycle and Ode to the Elements) and Martin Shaw reading an exclusive extract on Deep Time from his book Scatterlings.

£30/$39 - STRATA CARDS: 1 printed pack of 52 beautiful cards with unique images matched to each 100 Million Years Ago periods across deep time with corresponding information and scale ruler. Use for leading your own Deep Time Walks, or as an accompaniment to the app experience.

£45/$58 - BOOK & STRATA SET: includes 1 printed book of the Deep Time Walk script (inc. full glossary) and 1 pack of Strata Cards.

£65/$85 - DIGITAL LEARNING PACK: 6+ hours of online video tutorials (on Resilience, Ecology and Gaia Theory) by Science Director, Stephan Harding + Meditations pack above + a digital version of the Deep Time Walk script + a digital version of the Strata Cards to print yourself.

£100/$130 - LOVELOCK COLLECTION: Everything in the Digital Learning Pack above + 1 physical Deep Time Walk book of the script + 1 pack of physical Strata Cards + 1 exclusive audio CD of the production.

£500/$645 - TEACHING PACK: Digital Learning Pack + 15 printed copies of the Deep Time Walk book, 15 packs of Strata Cards, 3 exclusive audio CD's of the production. Plus, a Deep Time Walk in person with Dr. Stephan Harding in Devon on Sunday July 9th or Saturday 16th September.

£1000/$1300 - EON PATRON: Teaching Pack (includes Digital Learning Pack, 15 books, 15 packs of Strata Cards, 3 audio CD's) + 20 free codes to give away of the Deep Time Walk App (10 iOS / 10 Android ). Plus a Deep Time Walk for two people with Dr. Stephan Harding in Devon on Sunday July 9th or Saturday 16th September.

2. Download the Deep Time Walk App at our special crowdfunding price.

Support us by downloading the Deep Time Walk App to experience for yourself a history of the living Earth. During the crowdfunding campaign, we are offering a special one-time 50% reduction on the price to celebrate our crowdfunding campaign and increase awareness of this transformative educational tool.

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3. Share on social media

Lastly, please help spread awareness by sharing news of the app with your networks. We are at www.facebook.com/deeptimewalk | Tag us on Twitter @deeptimewalk and our website (due an upgrade soon) is www.deeptimewalk.org where you can sign up for our newsletter.

"Everyone needs to do this walk, a trip through deep time exploring the history of the earth." - Apple Store Review

"I've been amazed by it and its incredible pedagogical potentials."  - App Store Review

"It blew me away. Beautiful and inspiring!" - Facebook review

"A perfect experiential journey into the mind-expanding story of our one, beautiful home - and ourselves. Awestruck."  - App Store Review

We are so grateful to our original crowdfunders who have supported the project to date and helped us complete the development. Thank you if you are able to support this campaign, to help us fulfil the potential of this important educational tool. If you would like to know more about the project, have a question, would like to partner, please get in touch at hello@deeptimewalk.org

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Please note: $US pricing is based on the current exchange rate of £1 = $1.29 as of June 2nd 2017. Pledges will be taken after the campaign ends in early July 2017 and the actual exchange rate used at that time may be higher or lower.

This project has been approved for funding through the Heritage + The Crowd match funding. It will receive a top up of 50% towards its fundraising target from the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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