Jenny Hartigan Selected as 2024 Grosvenor Fellow

A woman in a blue patterned dress and glasses smiles while holding a large National Geographic frame. She wears a badge with the name "Jenny Heritage.

In April, National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions announced the 2024 Grosvenor Fellowship cohort, which includes Jenny Hartigan (NOAA TAS, 2017). Jenny is headed to Antarctica in December!

The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship is a two-year professional development program supported by the National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions. Thirty-five teachers from the U.S. and Canada will travel to stunning natural and cultural environments around the world. These educators align with both companies’ commitment to shaping the next generation of planetary stewards. Read the full announcement here.

Jenny, on what she hopes to bring back to her students:

“I can’t wait to share my Antarctic experience with my students and provide them with a direct connection to polar climate science. When students see my passion, they become inspired to take leadership in areas that matter to them. I hope this will amplify their climate action projects and inspire them to take care of our beautiful planet.”

Congratulations, Jenny!

(Photo credits: Lisa Werner)

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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 commitment to support National Geographic’s education initiatives and—in addition to being hosted aboard the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet for a life-changing field-based experience—may be asked to conduct webinars, co-design resources, participate in meetups and serve as mentors to other educators.
Submissions for the 2025 Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship cohort are scheduled to open this fall. To learn more about the program, visit: