National Geographic Education Programs and Lindblad Expeditions are pleased to announce the 2012 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program. This professional development opportunity, named in honor of Chairman of the National Geographic Society Education Foundation Gil Grosvenor, gives current K-12 classroom teachers and informal educators from the 50 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico the opportunity to extend Grosvenor’s legacy of excellence in geographic education.
Selected educators will travel aboard National Geographic Explorer in June or July 2012 to Norway and Arctic Svalbard. While aboard, Fellows will share the importance of geo-literacy with fellow travelers, develop activities to bring back to their classrooms, and have an adventure of a lifetime in the Land of the Ice Bears. Prior to the expedition, all 2012 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows will travel free to Washington, D.C. to participate in a workshop sponsored by Google, National Geographic, and Lindblad Expeditions.
Through this program, exemplary educators are recognized for their commitment to geo-literacy and are given a professional development opportunity to be actively engaged in finding new ways to bring geographic awareness and ocean stewardship to their classrooms or informal learning environments through a field-based experience.