Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship

The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for pre-k–12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. The program is named in honor of Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Chairman Emeritus National Geographic Society in recognition of his decades-long work supporting pre-k–12 teachers and promoting geography education across the U.S. and Canada.

The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship utilizes an annual competitive application process to provide a select a number of classroom and informal educators with a life-changing, field-based professional development experience aboard a Lindblad Expeditions voyage in an effort to:

  • Allow educators to gain first-hand experience and knowledge of the interconnectedness of the human and natural world
  • Help educators integrate their experience as Grosvenor Teacher Fellows into their teaching in order to create more globally-minded students
  • Grow and elevate educators as leaders and ambassadors
  • Empower educators to inspire their students to take positive action to create a planet in balance

About National Geographic Education

The National Geographic Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to exploring our planet, protecting wildlife and habitats, and helping assure that students in pre-k–12  are geographically literate. National Geographic creates best-in-class resources, experiences, and programs that teach students about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and make it a better place. We educate by sparking curiosity, imparting knowledge through storytelling, and empowering action. We inspire the next generation of global citizens to discover the world’s past, celebrate its present, and protect its future. Learn more at

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic have joined in a mission-driven alliance to inspire people to explore and care about the planet. As pioneers of global exploration, the organizations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and to promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. The partnership’s educationally-oriented voyages allow guests to interact with leading scientists, naturalists, and researchers while discovering stunning natural environments, above and below the sea, through state-of-the-art exploration tools. A joint philanthropic fund addresses the health and viability of our world’s oceans, coastlines, and coastal communities in all the regions LEX-NG visits, building unprecedented capacity in a new generation of marine leaders while furthering conservation initiatives worldwide. For more information visit

Since its inception in 2006, the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship has directly impacted hundreds of educators from all across the United States and Canada, enabling them to transfer their onboard experience into new ways to teach students and engage colleagues. Through participation in this program, they bring geographic awareness into their learning environments and communities and become National Geographic Education leaders.

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