Sky Valley Education Educator Granted Prestigious Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

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Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society have announced that Sabrina Shaw, a teacher at Sky Valley Education Center (SVEC), is one of the 35 educators chosen nationwide to participate in the 2024 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship (GTF). Shaw was selected for her dedication to environmental preservation and nurturing the next generation as stewards of the planet.

The GTF is a professional development opportunity for pre-K – 12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. An annual competitive application process is used to select educators and host them aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages for a life-changing, field-based experience.

Shaw will travel to the Arctic while Circumnavigating Iceland. On her expedition, she hopes to spark curiosity about the ecosystems, biospheres, people, and animals who share our planet.

“I’m excited to return with my nature journal full of observations, photographs, and questions that will inspire students to ask and answer their own questions about the natural world. They’ve already given me a long list of questions they’d like me to explore,” said Shaw. 

As a teacher in the Environmental Studies Program, she sees this as an opportunity to further develop National Geographic’s Explorer Mindset with her students. 

“I want students to see themselves as stewards of this planet and feel empowered to speak out and enact change when they see a need in the world,” said Shaw.

The fellowship will provide SVEC's outstanding educator with hands-on learning that will transform how she teaches, engages, and brings geographic awareness to her school and community. 

For more information about the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowships and the National Geographic Society, visit the National Geographic Society website.