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Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program

Professional Development Opportunities for K-12 Educators

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“My students don’t usually get opportunities to even leave the state, let alone travel the world. Through me and future teachers like me, they can form new, exciting dreams of where they can go.” —Coleman Eaton III.
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Fellows are actively engaged in finding new ways to bring geographic awareness to their classrooms back home. Here, Fellow Cristina Veresan deploys a plankton net from a Zodiac.
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Traveling with Lindblad-National Geographic experts and photographers offers many chances to learn new skills.
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The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program has been recognizing exemplary educators and offering this professional development opportunity since 2007.

What gets a great teacher out of bed in the morning? What fuels their passion to stimulate today's young minds to learn and to be curious? Their passion to share knowledge, and the world, with their students. Teachers are largely unsung heroes. And we believe they deserve to know that there are people out there who respect their work, want to acknowledge their dedication to their students and to education in general, and are willing to provide opportunities to support their growth and development. That’s why we are committed to the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program, the professional development opportunity we provide, together with National Geographic Education. It gives current K-12 classroom teachers and informal educators from the 50 U.S. states, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, recognition and the opportunity to feed their curiosity about the world and learn—by traveling aboard the National Geographic Explorer, where they are actively engaged in finding new ways to bring geographic awareness back to their classrooms or informal learning environments.

Since the start of the program in 2007, some 145 Fellows from 44 states and 3 Canadian provinces, plus Washington D.C., have brought back vivid first-hand geographic awareness and knowledge to tens of thousands of students and educators nationwide. Every year, a new crop of selected teachers will travel with us to polar regions, Galápagos and beyond.


Educators must apply and be selected for this program
If you’re a K-12 classroom or informal educator, or someone interested on an educator’s behalf, you can find more details, including application materials, photos, videos, maps, and classroom resources here.


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