In 2015, 35 Fellows were selected from a pool of 2,700 applicants, representing 24 US states and 3 Canadian provinces. We are K-12 educators at public, private, and charter schools, as well as informal learning environments. In recognition for our excellence in geographic education, the Fellows are being given the opportunity to actively find new ways to bring geographic awareness to our learning environments through field-based experience.
Grosvenor Teacher Fellows travel aboard the Lindblad Expeditions ships National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Endeavour. We participate in educational travel experiences led by Lindblad-National Geographic expedition teams to Arctic Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, the High Arctic, the British and Irish Isles, the Galapagos, and Antarctica.
The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity to enhance geographic learning through direct, hands-on field experience. As well as the expeditions, the program provides incredible professional development opportunities. All Fellows attend a pre-voyage workshop at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, DC. We participate in an online professional learning community and collaborate to create classroom activities for students and other educators. We have opportunities for ongoing participation in future program application processes and workshop events, as well as presenting at professional conferences and peer in-service events.
*An important update: beginning in 2018, all applicants to the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program will be required to be National Geographic Certified Educators. Learn more here.*