I have flipped through travel catalogs for National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions for years. The breath-taking pictures seemed like a snapshot of a far-fetched fantasy. Earlier this year I learned about the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship (GTF). Surely, this was another dream, I thought. I mean really – they reads 3,000 applications and select only 35. But my inner-teacher said a 1% chance is better than nothing, so why not go for it? Then, National Geographic called ME!!!
Many pictures of teaching fellows in cold places showed a hat embroidered with the GTF. I’ll sometimes now wear this iconic symbol around the house and dream of the Arctic. Now I know that dreams come true when we follow our passions and take chances. I am so honored to have the opportunity to connect with nature in a remote location. I can’t wait to share my adventure with other educators, students, my community, and anyone interested in learning about this beautiful planet!
National Geographic/ Lindblad Expeditions is sending me to their D.C. Headquarters for a pre-voyage workshop later this week, and THEN on their expedition to Arctic Svalbard in June! Read the press release here.
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I’m excited to join the community of GTF’s and wear that hat in the Arctic like these guys!