Port Lockroy and Wilhelmina Bay

Nov 26, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


In 2007, Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education joined forces to create the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship. That first year there were only 2 educators selected for the fellowship; this year there are 45 teachers from across the United States, Canada, and even one Department of Defense Activity Education School abroad who will travel with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic aboard our fleet of ships around the world. To date there have been 265 educators who have applied and been selected for this fellowship!

In the words of Mary Adelaide Williamson, National Geographic Specialist, Educator Community:

“The primary goal is to advance geographic competency by engaging pre-K thru 12 educators in field-based experiences that will be reflected in their teaching practice and shared with their personal and professional networks.

A perfect morning for all aboard National Geographic Explorer as we cross-country skied and hiked the fast ice, as well as toured British Base A, including the gift shop!

Our afternoon was spent looking for – and finding – humpback whales in Wilhelmina Bay. After dinner we gathered in the lounge for a charity auction of several items donated for just this purpose. At the conclusion of the evening, auctioneer Paul North had raised almost $6,000.00 to be given to the South Georgia Heritage Trust.

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About the Author

Michael Nolan

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Michael Nolan was born in Bitburg, Germany to an Air Force family stationed there. His first experience of the ocean came at age 12, when he learned to snorkel in the Italian Mediterranean. At age 17 he moved to Tucson, Arizona and became a PADI SCUBA instructor, before starting a SCUBA diving business that specialized in diving trips to the Sea of Cortez.

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