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Flat Family Project

We're starting a Flat Stanley Project with the girls, where we send their flat alter egos traveling around the world to learn about geography, science, history, cultures, language, religion, and anything else we can squeeze in. Each of the girls has a different goal for their project. I'm looking for people who will “host” one of our flat girls and then send the project on to the next stop.


Flat Eden - visit all 50 United States (and Washington, D.C.)
Flat Ivy - visit all 7 continents (Antarctica might be an exciting challenge)
Flat Maya - visit all biomes of the world (as listed here: http://bioexpedition.com/types-of-biomes-in-the-world/)


1. You'll receive Flat Eden, Flat Ivy, or Flat Maya and their corresponding notebooks in the mail.

2. Post to our facebook page or send us a postcard to let us know where our flat friends are in the world. (We will be studying those places as our flat versions travel.)

3. Take a few pictures of you and your flat friend hanging out, exploring the local area.

4. Tape or glue at least one physical picture to your page in the flat notebook with a description of what you and your flat friend did.

5. Feel free to share as many extra pictures as you want on the facebook page! This cuts down on postage weight (especially for the one hitting all 50 states).

6. Send the package on to someone else on the list. Personal addresses will not be posted publicly anywhere, but we will have a list of addresses in the notebook you receive. Cross your own name off the list once you've gotten it.

7. If there are any blank spaces and you know someone who would be willing to host, please feel free to send it their way! However, please make sure the person agrees and is expecting it. We don't want to lose our projects!

Thanks so much! Here are the places we'd like to visit and need some volunteers for:

Flat Eden

1. Alabama - Melissa S.
2. Alaska - Chef Jon (via Inanda)
3. Arizona
4. Arkansas - Kristy F.
5. California - mrsgirlyduck
6. Colorado - Lindsay S.
7. Connecticut
8. Delaware
9. District of Columbia - Long famiy (via Jeannine W)
10. Florida - Gloria D.
11. Georgia - Ashe W.
12. Hawaii
13. Idaho - Sarah P
14. Illinois
15. Indiana - Ashley W
16. Iowa - lolacat
17. Kansas - Jonathan W
18. Kentucky - roina_arwen
19. Louisiana
20. Maine - Leah W. Send First! - Jaci L.
21. Maryland
22. Massachusetts - Leah W. (above) & Megan O.
23. Michigan - Carrie T. S.
24. Minnesota - llblckraincloud
25. Mississippi
26. Missouri – Charlie H.
27. Montana
28. Nebraska
29. Nevada
30. New Hampshire - Leah W. (above)
31. New Jersey - njlorelei
32. New Mexico
33. New York - paleologa
34. North Carolina - Carol D.
35. North Dakota
36. Ohio - Sheri B.
37. Oklahoma - Christine P
38. Oregon - Anne L.
39. Pennsylvania - Kathryn P.
40. Rhode Island
41. South Carolina
42. South Dakota - Kristi G.
43. Tennessee
44. Texas - aimingforpeace
45. Utah
46. Vermont
47. Virginia - Carol's sis
48. Washington - Cassidy U
49. West Virginia
50. Wisconsin - dragynflies
51. Wyoming - georgiamagnolia

Flat Ivy

1. Africa - Sarah M. (Sophie's friend)
2. Antarctica - 109th Airlift Wing!
3. Asia - simplydorei
4. Australia - minteluxe
5. Europe - theafaye
6. North America – Katrina
7. South America - Michelle W (Sophie's friend)

Flat Maya

1. Tundra Biome
2. Desert Biome - Paula F.
3. Taiga Biome
4. Tropical Rainforest Biome - Laura L.
5. Chaparral Biome
6. Coral Reef Biome - simplydorei
7. Freshwater Biome - Christine B.
8. Grassland Biome - Amy Jo
9. Ocean Biome - Aunt Tina
10. Savanna Biome
11. Temperate Deciduous Forest Biome – lanternlady
12. Wetland Biome - Darby I.


( 31 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 23rd, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
I can help with California. :) And maybe Australia (if you don't mind me sending it on to one of Dane's cousins)
Feb. 23rd, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! I do have a friend in Australia who said she would host, but I wanted to verify with a few people before I marked them as filled. I'll let you know what I hear! I really appreciate the offer. Please PM me your addy and I'll add you to Eden's book. I'll keep you posted about when we send them out! I'm shooting for next week, if at all possible.
(no subject) - mrsgirlyduck - Feb. 23rd, 2013 08:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ahavah - Feb. 23rd, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - mrsgirlyduck - Feb. 24th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ahavah - Feb. 26th, 2013 02:01 am (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 23rd, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
I'm in Minnesota. :D I'll share your page with my friends to see if anyone else wants to help. :)
Feb. 23rd, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I appreciate you boosting the signal. If you can PM me your addy on the FB page, that'd be awesome. Thank you!
(no subject) - llblckraincloud - Feb. 23rd, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ahavah - Feb. 23rd, 2013 09:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ahavah - Mar. 5th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
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(no subject) - ahavah - Mar. 5th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 23rd, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
Well obviously you're welcome to send one our way. I have a friend in NZ who I'm sure would be happy to help out as well.
Feb. 23rd, 2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
Cool, thank you! Hm, should I put you down for Europe then, or would you prefer Flat Maya for one of the biomes? I'll be learning along with that one too. lol
(no subject) - theafaye - Feb. 24th, 2013 12:38 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - ahavah - Feb. 24th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
Flat Eden
I'm in Ohio - on the shore of Lake Erie.
Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Flat Eden
^ Sheri - thank you! <3
Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
NO CANADA?????? harrrrumph!
Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
You're added! You know we'd love a trip to Canada! Definitely need help with all of the biomes too.
Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
I can do Iowa! Wish I could help with your biomes :).
Feb. 23rd, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Please PM your address to the Flat Family fb page. I appreciate all the help!
Feb. 24th, 2013 11:00 am (UTC)
I can get you Wyoming for sure. If you want to coordinate with me offline I can get you Wyoming, Colorado, Louisiana and maybe Mississippi because I plan to visit N'Awlins in June. But I reside in Wyoming and can get you there for sure. email me at gypsyredneck at yahoo if you would like to figure out when I can host/travel.
Feb. 24th, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'll put you down for Wyoming for now. To be honest, I'm not entire sure about when it would come around. I'm going to just write the host list out, and people will mail to others in no particular order. I figured they could choose where to send it (like sending to a nearby state would probably move it along faster than going in alphabetical order). Is that okay? Just kind of an open-ended knowledge that it will show up at some point? I'll email you for your address when I get home from work, unless you can shoot it over to the FB page linked up above. I'm trying to collect them all in one place. Thanks again!
(no subject) - georgiamagnolia - Feb. 24th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 24th, 2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
I can do New York (I work right in Midtown Manhattan, but I don't often get elsewhere in NY State). If that's ok, I'm happy to host a Flat guest!

xo Lisa
Feb. 24th, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome! Thank you! If you're on fb, could you message your address to the page? If not, just PM me here. I'll add you now for a visit from Flat Eden. Thanks again!
Feb. 25th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
I can do NJ. I had no idea what biome I live in but it appears to be deciduous forest which you already have. I'll PM you my address on FB.
Feb. 26th, 2013 01:58 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Mar. 16th, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
This sounds like a lot of fun. :d

Had it the sight (physically speaking) and the resources, I'd been willing to host. xd Especially since it would've been kinda neat to take one of thes flat versions to work and describe the company I work for. xd

Have fun with this, and I'll be looking forward to what you guys learn form this.

Mar. 17th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
It doesn't require much to host! If you'd like to, please do! Just PM me your address on the Flat Family page and let me know who you'd like to host. If not, that's cool too, but I don't want to discourage anyone who's willing. :D
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