Kayla Swanson and Rose Jennings, both of the Science Museum of Minnesota, wrote this post. The historic neighborhood of Rondo was long a hub of Black community and culture in St. Paul, Minnesota. However, the construction of Interstate 94 in the 1960s divided the neighborhood, destroying homes and businesses and driving many residents out. Yet Rondo is resilient—in spirit and in reality—and here at the … Continue reading To Build Sustainable Communities, We Must Grapple With the Past
National Geographic Explorer Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, steward of 2892 Miles to Go: Geographic Walk for Justice, wrote this post. In the spring of 2013, I took a busload of 15-year-olds to hear the Dalai Lama speak in our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. His visit was a culminating moment after a year of citywide engagement with the global Charter for Compassion. My students were among hundreds who … Continue reading Teach History Inclusively With These Eight Community-Centric Lessons
This post was written by #GenGeo community member and National Geographic Young Explorer Ghaamid Abdulbasat. When I was younger, I was in love with aircraft engineering, so I set my eyes toward the sky. I thought studying engineering was the best path for me, but I took a sharp turn when my father suggested I add Environmental Sciences to my list of introductory university courses. … Continue reading Want to protect the planet? Start at home.
This post was written by educator and 2020 Education Fellow Dwayne Reed. As 2020 comes to an end and we educators prepare for a much-needed winter break, I want to communicate that it’s okay to not be okay. It can be #TeacherStrong to share when you are struggling. As a human, and especially as a teacher where so many other humans count on me, it … Continue reading #TeacherStrong Is Sharing When You’re Not Okay, Too
This post was written by Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Jennie Warmouth. My Grosvenor Teacher Fellow expedition to the Arctic was in June of 2019, at the tail end of the school year. I had the challenge of returning to school that September and making meaning of this expedition for my next cohort of students. I showed them an image from the expedition of a gloved hand … Continue reading How Our Cafeteria’s Plastic Sporks Sparked My Students’ Empathy for the Earth