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Making Connections With a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

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Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo

Being filmed by Videographer David while interviewing Doug about blue ice. Photo Courtesy of Fiona Hall

My expedition is over (I will begin posting about it soon) and now I am on the independent leg of the trip. Being new at this whole travel by yourself thing I was thrilled to find out that a few… Continue Reading →

Are You Ready?

I've been asked, "Are you ready? Are you getting excited?" a lot in the last few days. Only six days until departure. OF COURSE I'M EXCITED!!!!!! As far as ready goes... I've actually been packing for weeks. Today I unpacked and packed again just to make sure I had everything. I'm sure I'm over-packed and I'm sure I'm forgetting something. It will be fine... right? My sinuses and ear are killing me either due to allergies or a cold. I pray that will go away very soon! There is nothing like being on a plane and ship with equilibrium and pressure issues! Fortunately I packed LOTS of Dramamine. It's also beginning to hit me that I will be away from my son and husband for a month. It's never been longer than a week before. Thankfully I have a loving and supportive family that is backing me all the way! For those of you following this blog, know that internet on the ship is not very reliable. I will post as much as I can but most will probably be after June 21st. You can follow the expedition through Lindblad Expedition Reports though. Follow the link above. Final note before actual expedition posting: While training in Washington D.C. I was asked to write a letter to myself. It was delivered this week. I signed it, "You can do this." Yup. I can.

I’ve been asked, “Are you ready? Are you getting excited?” a lot in the last few days. Only six days until departure. OF COURSE I’M EXCITED!!!!!! As far as ready goes… I’ve actually been packing for weeks. Today I unpacked… Continue Reading →

Let’s Play

One of the best benefits of being a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow is the experiential learning portion of the year. Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic are sending me to a remote area of the world to learn by doing, seeing, touching,… Continue Reading →

Recently, I spoke to our student body of kindergarten – second grade students and a handful of parents at a Friday assembly. It happened to be beach dress up day. There were flip-flops, shorts, and tank tops galore. I dressed… Continue Reading →

Anyone who knows me is aware that traveling alone is not my forte. Being in and learning about new places is wonderful. Meeting new people is exciting. Doing all that by myself? Not as wonderful, not as exciting. Going to… Continue Reading →

As a Grosvenor Fellow, I have been very blessed with an amazing outpouring of support. There have been many well wishers, hugs, and high fives throughout the last three months which I will take with me on my journey. Thank… Continue Reading →

There are so many things I am interested in learning about the Arctic and I will get a chance to increase my knowledge base by speaking to Experts, observing on nature hikes, and reading; lots and lots of reading. Part… Continue Reading →

Sunday, April 17, was our last day of Grosvenor Teacher Fellow training at National Geographic Headquarters with the amazing and wonderful people from National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. Karen Copeland, world traveler, photographer, and Lindblad naturalist, gave a presentation on… Continue Reading →

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