Sticky post

Strategy Share: Inspiring Students to Become Nature Detectives

“Scientists don’t always know the answer, do they, Ms. Lebby?” a student asked from the back of the room during our investigation. No, they certainly do not. Searching for answers is where an explorer’s story begins, and that is what I hoped students would understand from our “Nature Detectives” investigation. Continue reading Strategy Share: Inspiring Students to Become Nature Detectives

Strategy Share: Immersing Your Students in a Place They’ve Never Been

The following post was written by 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Jackie Grannis-Phoenix, a pre-K and kindergarten teacher at the Children’s House Montessori School in Camden, Maine, after her expedition to Southeast Alaska. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Have you ever traveled somewhere and thought to yourself, “Oh, my students would … Continue reading Strategy Share: Immersing Your Students in a Place They’ve Never Been

Alaska: The Last Frontier of Farming

UNITED STATES As cheaper technology and a changing climate make growing food easier, more Alaskans are turning to farming. (High Country News) When is Alaska’s growing season? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit Text Set. Discussion Ideas What makes Alaska’s physical geography ideal for farming? Alaska’s geologic activity has created rich soil. “Thanks to built-up organic matter … Continue reading Alaska: The Last Frontier of Farming

Alaska is Melting

ENVIRONMENT A new study suggests that Alaska’s permafrost is unleashing an increasing amount of carbon dioxide as it thaws. (Washington Post) What is permafrost? Use our super-short reference to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas A new study suggests thawing permafrost is contributing to climate change. What is permafrost? Take a look at our … Continue reading Alaska is Melting

Educator Spotlight: Discovering the Power of National Parks

  Jason Verhaeghe, this week’s Educator of the Week, is developing the next generation of stewards for national parks. Jason is the education specialist at the Klondike Gold Rush National Park in Skagway, Alaska. What does it mean to be education specialist at the Klondike Gold Rush National Park, and what inspires you to do that work? It’s my responsibility to oversee youth education programs, so during the … Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Discovering the Power of National Parks