The Dharma bear initiative was a team project by members of an online message board community found at ABC-Lost. The objective was to ship, share and deliver two LOST related teddy bears, George and Ginger, around the world in about a year. In the end they were sent to the producers of the show as a gift from the fans. This teddy bear named Ginger has traveled to many states and countries and was hosted and photographed by several pre-chosen volunteers. Her adventures and pictures were collected and displayed here on this site as she continued hers journey. It is my hope this site is both entertaining and a little educational. Join us as we see the world through teddy bear eyes.
Now that our project is over we can celebrate our success. Here is a review of the results of our experiment. 61 volunteers signed up to host a Dharma Bear. Of the 28 that were assigned to host Ginger bear:
24 were successful at hosting, forwarding and turning in pictures for the site.
2 were successful at hosting and forwarding, but did not turn in pictures.
2 were unable to host due to a variety of circumstances.
Regardless of coming short of our overall picture and location goals, we did achieve our ultimate goal of sending two teddy bears from person to person all the way around the world! We collectively made this website, and George’s, to share our creativity and fun with each other and everyone.
Congratulations to all who contributed.
|Irishlassie/Shelby||Got no theory/Angie|
|Emerald Coast/Rita||Jorge Garcia Fan/Gia|
|Lev me lost/Lisa|
To see the George Bear Site Click Here.
To see a map of the USA portion of their travels, Click here.
Notes from the project director:
I would like to extend a big thank you to all the friends I've made on the lost message boards. I've had fun making friends, participating in activities, meeting in person and watching a simple TV show message board grow into a wonderful community of diverse, friendly, intelligent and fascinating people. I look forward to seeing Ginger's incredible journey as she travels all the way around the world and shares her teddy bear love with everyone along the way.