TEACH EARTH IN THE CLASSROOM
A key goal of the Earthwatch Teach Earth USA Fellowship program is to bring real life experiences and environmental awareness back to the classroom.
During summer expeditions, Teach Earth fellows participate in workshops designed to guide teachers in applying their expedition learnings to their classroom, school, and community. These workshops are led by Senior Fellows who have participated on a past expedition, demonstrated leadership in implementing their own action project, and are willing to mentor new fellows. Over the course of the expedition each teacher will develop either a community action plan or lesson plan based on his or her expedition experience.
Teach Earth fellows have the opportunity to share their project plan with teacher teammates for feedback and support, or collaborate across districts and disciplines. By reporting, reflecting, and writing, fellows will further contextualize the experience gained in the field and think deeply on how to infuse their new insights into teaching.
We also have a few opportunities for teachers to participate on an expedition during the school year. These fellows will teach their classes about the expedition live from the field through video calls and a daily blog.