The Beginnings

Founded in 2014, the Our Rock Project concept began well before. Founder Michael Van Laanen developed the initial concepts of the Project while on a research trip to the Galapagos Islands. As a documentary filmmaker and an enviornmentalist, Michael saw the inspiring power of filmmaking to make a difference in enviornmental studies. Through the years Michael has worked with countless professional filmmakers, artists, and educators to hone the project and bring it to schools world wide.

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Our Rock Project has a diverse Advisory Board.

With members actively involved in film, television, the arts, teaching, law, corporate business, finance and technology.