The 2018 National Geographic GeoBee Champion, Venkat Ranjan (a.k.a. Venky), recently experienced a “life-changing” week aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II in the Galápagos Islands. In addition to a college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, Ranjan won an all-expenses-paid expedition when he took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic GeoBee last May. The trip was provided by … Continue reading 2018 GeoBee Champ Celebrates Big Win in the Galápagos
In environmental education, we often use stories to connect our audiences to the animals and messages we are presenting. My recent expedition to the Galápagos Islands taught me that stories can transcend generations and ignite change. Sometimes all it takes is a single word—a word that is so powerful it cuts straight to your heart. In Galápagos, that word is “lonesome.” Continue reading Strategy Share: The Power of Storytelling for Conservation
Jennifer Burgin was one of the educators who joined us at the 2018 Explorers Festival. Jennifer is an educator at Oakridge Elementary in Arlington, Virginia, a part of Arlington Public Schools. She was named Arlington Teacher of the Year in 2016 and has co-authored a nonfiction children’s book, A is for Arlington. As a 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, Jennifer shared her experiences over the last year, … Continue reading At the Explorers Festival: Jennifer Burgin
Kavita Gupta was one of the educators who joined us at the 2018 Explorers Festival. Kavita is a high school chemistry teacher in Cupertino, the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. She is a 2018 National Geographic Education Fellow, a 2017 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and also completed the National Geographic Educator Certification Program. Kavita’s expedition to the Galápagos inspired her to begin a climate change unit that explored … Continue reading At the Explorers Festival: Kavita Gupta
Educators can be mistaken for the kings and queens of knowledge, disseminating intelligence and praise to our students. I propose that instead we model being explorers and take risks with problem solving and inquiry to benefit our learners. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: What Happens When Educators See Themselves as Explorers?