Blue Zones

Live Longer, Better



Blue Zones believes in empowering kids to Explore, Question and Act. Our educational program includes ready-to-use lesson plans and curriculum guides correlated to National Standards.

Blue Zones Challenge

The Blue Zones Challenge is a four week health and fitness program that empowers students to take charge of their own health. Our goal is for students to apply what they know and learn about healthy behaviors into their own lives. It’s about creating their personal Blue Zone. Try the Challenge >>

Legacy Project

The Blue Zones Legacy Project is a multi-disciplinary research project for students to find “super seniors” in their community. We’re turning kids into real scientific sleuths, using the same technique our team in the field uses to identify and learn from successful agers.  Check out the Legacy Project >>


We offer a free, archived learning expeditions that develop curiosity, collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking. Students unlock longevity’s secrets through videos, written dispatches, photographs and written pieces that cover the team’s logistical, ethical and storyline decisions. The goal is to identify common threads in lifestyles, diet, outlook and stress-coping mechanisms found in the world’s oldest and healthiest people.

Three quests include educational materials:

Okinawa, Japan
Nicoya, Costa Rica
Ikaria, Greece

All quest videos can be found on our YouTube Channel.

How you use the Quests in the classroom

Use the program as little as 15 minutes a day, spend about an hour or create a whole unit with the content. Blue Zones provides an interactive Web site, curriculum guide, lessons and activities for you to use as it fits into your schedule.