This blog post honors the life and legacy of Tom Kenning, who passed away while rescuing a 17-year-old girl from drowning in Lake Michigan in June. A cherished member of the National Geographic community, Tom Kenning was a middle school social studies teacher at Plato Academy Pinellas Park in Pinellas Park, Florida, U.S., as well as a member of the National Geographic Society’s Grosvenor Teacher … Continue reading Remembering Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Tom Kenning
I believe it is essential that educators interweave climate literacy into all contents. We need to respect and be responsible for our world. We can do this by recognizing we are all leaders and problem solvers and by helping young people see themselves as capable of solving this crisis. They can make a difference, but we need to empower them. That is my role. Continue reading I Saw the Arctic Up Close. Now I’m Using It to Teach Math.
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!
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
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