Catherine Fuller and Brandy Hill Join Expeditions as National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions 2023 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows
[8/3/2023: Scroll down for an update on Brandy’s expedition to Australia]
TASAA is excited to share the news that two of our alumni, Brandy Hill (NOAA TAS 2018) and Catherine Fuller (NOAA TAS 2019) have been named National Geographic Society’s 2023 Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. They join a cohort of 50 educators from the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico who will join expeditions to far-flung locations aboard Lindblad Expeditions ships.
The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship (GTF) is a professional development opportunity for pre-K–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. Grosvenor Teacher Fellows are hosted aboard Lindblad Expeditions’ voyages for a life-changing, field-based experience. The 8- to 24-day expeditions will travel to destinations across six continents. While on board, the Fellows will have the unique opportunity to experience landscapes, cultures, and wildlife endemic to some of the world’s most remote regions. They will be accompanied by Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic experts, including knowledgeable naturalists, undersea specialists, and National Geographic photographers. Brandy will be joining an expedition to Northwest Australia, and Cat will be heading to Patagonia.
The Fellowship is open to pre-K–12 educators, who apply and are selected through a competitive application process. Fellows take on a two-year leadership commitment to support National Geographic’s education initiatives and, in addition to being hosted aboard the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet, may be asked to conduct webinars, co-design resources, participate in meetups, and serve as mentors to other educators. Learn more about the Grosvenor Teacher Fellows on the National Geographic Education Blog.
TASA Catherine Fuller teaches sixth grade social studies at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii. She enables her students to understand the lessons of past civilizations and apply them in designing their visions of a sustainable future as island residents. They learn to evaluate and negotiate sustainability as a dynamic worldwide system. Catherine applies lessons from her experience voyaging on Polynesian double-hulled canoes through the Pacific to the challenges of island living. Cat was also featured in TASAA’s “Finding Your Inner Explorer” video series.
TASA Brandy Hill teaches sixth grade math and science at Twality Middle School in Tigard, OR. As a 2018 NOAA Teacher at Sea, Brandy participated in a hydrographic survey and was featured in TASAA’s “Finding Your Inner Explorer” video series. She uses travel and experiences to engage students through authentic learning like building underwater remote operated vehicles. Brandy strives to get outdoors often and enjoys scuba diving in the Pacific Northwest.
Finding Your Inner Explorer
Brandy shared some beautiful photos from her National Geographic/Lindblad Expedition to Kimberley, Australia from July 17-30. See her updates at: https://sites.google.com/view/brandy-hill-gtf-blog/home?fbclid=PAAaaUaAqqTnhp6du4ZmrND2N3MHIaHqa68o3Kq4-gJEppdSTEU_i4gayIM4g