Last week it was announced that I was one of 45 educators selected as a National Geographic Education / Lindblad Expeditions Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. I will be joining a National Geographic Lindblad Expedition on the Endeavor II to the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador in October of 2019. I was in Washington DC receiving professional development to help me bring my experience back to the classroom. My shipmate, Sean a teacher from Toronto Canada, and I will be joining National Geographic naturalists, photographers, and videographers on a journey through the eastern portion of the islands taking a look at how the climate challenges of our planet are affecting the islands and their inhabitants. I look forward to seeing iguanas (both marine and land), giant tortoises, penguins(!), sea lions, hammerhead sharks (maybe), and many other animals including many birds and fish in their natural environment. I'll then bring my experiences back to the classroom to inspire our students to develop ideas on how we can help our local environment in Delaware as well as the greater environment of our planet. In October, I will have links on this site that will allow you to sign up to follow the expedition (when internet access allows). When I return, I will post pictures and videos as well as reflections from my time there. I will be interacting with this year's students as well as next year's to formulate questions to ask the naturalists about the animals, plants, and geology that we will find on the islands.
Any questions? Please ask!
Photos courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions