HISD Teacher Chosen for National Geographic Arctic Expedition
Amy Blonn, a fifth-grade outdoor science educator, one of only six selected
April 05, 2011
Fifth-grade teacher Amy Blonn works with a group of students at Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas.
An HISD science teacher will experience some climate change of her own this summer as she leaves the warmth of Texas to study the environment and wildlife of the Arctic.
Amy Blonn, a fifth-grade outdoor science educator at the Houston Independent School District's Outdoor Education Center in Trinity, Texas, will travel aboard the Lindblad Expeditions’ ship National Geographic Explorer to within 600 miles of the North Pole to explore Svalbard, an archipelago in the northernmost part of Norway, in the Arctic Circle.
Blonn is one of only six educators chosen nationwide to participate in the fifth annual National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows program. Thanks to the unparalleled expertise of the Lindblad-National Geographic expedition team, Blonn will return to HISD with a wealth of knowledge to educate and inspire her students and professional colleagues. Blonn will also share what she has learned at conferences and other professional development events.