Outdoor Classroom Day is May 18! Get ready with these great ideas from Nat Geo Educators! 1. Gardening Becky Collins, a teacher at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, created a gardening program for her kindergarten students, teaching them about where food comes from and how it’s grown. Through this project, Becky has convinced her pickiest eaters to try broccoli, and in the process she has … Continue reading 10 Ways to Take Your Classroom Outside!
The following post was written by 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Greg Gaiera during his expedition to the Arctic. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. “Hey, aren’t you that teacher with the bear?” Life in a fourth-grade classroom can be exceedingly hectic. Most of the time, I can direct the chaos … Continue reading The Natural History of a Very Photogenic Bear
This post is written by 2014 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Cristina Veresan. Cristina is the assistant principal and science educator at Star of the Sea School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Exploring the Hawaiian rain forest, surrounded by natural beauty, is an adventure for the senses. While at the 2015 BioBlitz at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, 20 of my 7th and 8th grade students from Star of the Sea … Continue reading Life Lessons at Hawai’i BioBlitz