Slow Down… Explore!

Anyone can be an explorer and can notice interesting things about the world around them. You do not have to go somewhere far away or exotic, you just have to be curious and spend time looking. In today’s environment, a lot of people feel uncomfortable spending unstructured time outside and need help figuring out how to slow down. I worked with my teen volunteering group, the Green Teens, to explore this concept and come up with ways for parents to support their kids in spending time together outside. All of the activities that we developed together were posted on the Museum’s social media sites for parents to use. Families did not need to have access to a backyard or any sort of complicated materials.  Continue reading Slow Down… Explore!

National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions Announce the 14th Annual Cohort of Grosvenor Teacher Fellows

This post was written by Chief Education Officer Vicki Phillips. Around this time last year, 50 exemplary educators were selected to receive a Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship, a field-based professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. A month after the cohort was informed of their selection, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world and travel was put on hold—along with their fellowship … Continue reading National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions Announce the 14th Annual Cohort of Grosvenor Teacher Fellows

How Creating Tiny Scenes Sparked My Students’ Interest in Environmental Conservation

This post was written by science educator Lyanne Abreu. As a 2019 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow (a partnership with Lindblad Expeditions) that traveled to Antarctica last fall, I wanted to create a project highlighting environmental problems in the region. During COVID lockdowns, a former GTF posted on Facebook about a photographer that took pictures on a tiny scale. This was such an inspiration that Anthropoteeny was … Continue reading How Creating Tiny Scenes Sparked My Students’ Interest in Environmental Conservation

Geographic Perspectives with Educator Kim Young

This post was written by Dr. Vicki Phillips. As students are challenged with 21st-century issues, geography is a skill, insight, and vision that allows learners to better understand the interconnected world. Given the complex social, environmental, and political challenges today’s learners will inherit, we must leverage the power of geography to teach them to measure the impact of our actions.  That’s why I’m thrilled to continue … Continue reading Geographic Perspectives with Educator Kim Young

How Our Cafeteria’s Plastic Sporks Sparked My Students’ Empathy for the Earth

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