A biology teacher at will be traveling to the North Pole this summer as part of the Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic education programs.
JoAnn Moore has recently been named as one of this year's National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows for her excellence in geography education.
This summer, she and 13 teachers from across the country will embark on an in-depth exploration of Arctic Svalbard, within 600 miles of the North Pole, aboard the Lindblad Expeditions ship National Geographic Explorer.
They will experience a landscape and wildlife that can only be seen in the Arctic, including the midnight sun and formidable glaciers as well as polar bears, walruses and whales seen nowhere else on Earth.
Led by an expert Lindblad-National Geographic team, the Fellows will gain a wealth of knowledge to develop activities for their classrooms and to share with professional colleagues.
According to the National Geographic, Moore has developed field-based high school courses that focus on stream and forest ecology as well as marine biology. She also spends her summers teaching field-based continuing education courses for teachers and running a middle school marine science camp.
Each year, K-12 educators from around the country are encouraged to apply for the position. The object is to enhance their geographic learning through direct experience and to bring that knowledge back to their classrooms.
This is the sixth year of the Fellows program, established to honor former National Geographic Society Chairman Gilbert M. Grosvenor's lifetime commitment to geographic education.