Julie Brown, education program specialist, gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Geographic Society
building and talked to us about their Geo Literacy
efforts. Their education website is dedicated not only to educators but to families and students alike. It is full of resources regarding mapping, globalization and cultural diversity and it has a wealth of teaching resources. There is a great opportunity for teachers, the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program
, to do research on-board the National Geographic Explorer ship during the summer months and develop lessons to apply in the classroom. We were encouraged to join the network of alliances for geographic education and provided feedback about their education materials and programs.