What a fantastic adventure and for such lofty goals! Teamwork makes portaging much easier. I’ve portaged a 17′ and a 14′ canoe by myself before. I hope the children benefiting from this educational experience appreciate and remember the lessons taught. I wish we had had the Internet when I was being schooled! The potentials are unlimited. I’d love to recommend 3 books:
‘Pale Blue Dot’ by Dr. Carl Sagan
‘Education and Ecstasy’ by George Leonard
‘Collapse’ by Jared Diamond
I know books are ‘old school’, but they’re STILL one of the best educational tools out there. Enjoy!