Why I Choose to Believe In Trolls

 The following post was written by 2015 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Shannon Bomben during her expedition to Iceland. The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Education. Before venturing to Iceland on the National Geographic Explorer, I had heard stories of elves, trolls, and hidden people. I wasn’t convinced. And yet, on the sixth day … Continue reading Why I Choose to Believe In Trolls

#tbt: When Stories Were Woven

Once upon a time, people crafted blankets and tapestries with the intention of telling a story. These woven works of art often depicted stories of war and civilizations in disruptive times. And they often were made by the very people whose lives were destroyed or deeply changed. The passion in these crafts reveal what once was and what had changed. But these story cloths are not centuries old. They were made … Continue reading #tbt: When Stories Were Woven