Lion’s Head Teacher Travels To The Top Of The World

A teacher with the Bluewater District School Board has returned from an Arctic expedition.

Breanna Myles taught grades 7/8 at Bruce Peninsula District School in Lion’s Head.

She was one of 35 teachers chosen from 720 applicants in Canada and the US to participate in the 2016 Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow.

The honour recognized Kindergarten to grade 12 educators who demonstrated excellence in geographic education.

Participants started the June Expedition at National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington D.C. with workshops and networking.

Then they boarded the National Geographic Explorer for the 10 day fact finding mission in the Norwegian archipelago known as the Svalbard.

Breanna documents the trip in a blog, with some of the highlights including exploring the fauna and flora of the Arctic tundra, seeing glaciers and the effects of climate change, and kayaking in the arctic ocean near polar bears and humpback whales.

Breanna says it was life changing, and she’ll share her experience with students at teachers at the Bluewater District School Board .

She will also help develop curriculum for National Geographic, and the creation of an outreach Action Plan and presentation.

The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow rogram is a professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between National Geographic Education and Lindblad Expeditions.

The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Chairman Emeritus National Geographic Society and Education Foundation Board.

This opportunity gives current K-12 classroom teachers and informal educators from the 50 U.S. states, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico the opportunity to extend Grosvenor’s legacy of excellence in geographic education.

Exemplary educators are recognized for their commitment to geographic education and given the opportunity to travel aboard the Lindblad-National Geographic fleet.

Through this experience, they bring new geographic awareness into their learning environments and communities.

 

You can read her blog here.

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