Mr. Justin Kaput, Freshman Science Teacher at Suffield High School, has been named a 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions!
Each year, in a highly competitive process, 40 teachers are selected from the United States, US territories, and Canada. Teacher fellows are then sent to various remote areas, ranging from Arctic Svalbard to Antarctica. This is a fully immersive professional development opportunity for teachers, which pairs them with national geographic naturalists and photographers, allowing them to bring this amazing experience back to their classrooms. Teachers have a two year commitment with National Geographic, and are asked to work within their local and broader community and networks to increase knowledge of geo literacy and issues affecting our planet.
Mr. Kaput will be flying from JFK on December 6th and landing in Buenos Aires. While in Buenos Aires he and the other fellows will receive a tour via National Geographic. After this, it's on to Ushuaia at the tip of Tierra del Fuego. They will board a catamaran which will take them directly to the National Geographic Explorer, the flagship of the National Geographic fleet. After crossing the Drake Passage, they will head to the Weddell Sea to explore the Antarctic peninsula. Mr. Kaput will fly home on December 19th.
Click the links below for more information about this exciting journey.
Voyage to Antarctica - view an interactive "Voyage to Antarctica" to see what Mr. Kaput may experience
About the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program - from National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions
Mr. Kaput's Blog
*Cover photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions, Copyright Michael S. Nolan