Earthwatch Institute: Teach Earth- United States Fellowship

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jan 10, 2021 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Teacher

Funding uses: Fellowship, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



Teach Earth is built upon the principle that every individual can contribute to a sustainable planet, regardless of scientific background or skill. Each year, we select talented teachers from all subject areas to work side by side with world-class scientists on field research expeditions around the world. From the edge of the Arctic to the coast of Maine, these teachers collect data on climate change, ecology, wildlife, and more. Teachers have the opportunity to learn the scientific process first hand and help to solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Teachers return to the classroom with new perspectives and knowledge, invigorated and inspired to share the experience of real discovery with their students.

The Teach Earth Experience

  • Immerse yourself in a 7-14 day science learning and professional development experience in natural landscapes around the world
  • Support a critical conservation research project and help to solve key environmental challenges
  • Gain confidence, skills, and knowledge in scientific research and environmental issues through hands-on data collection and through lectures with world class scientists
  • Invigorate your teaching with new insights gained “in the field” and inspire your students in new ways
  • Collaborate with a team of teachers and share best practices, ideas, and the spirit of team-based scientific inquiry
  • Receive mentorship from an experienced Senior Fellow on transitioning your field experience to home
  • Ignite scientific discovery and environmental awareness within your classroom or community through a community action project or lesson plan

A Teach Earth Fellowship includes the full cost of your assigned expedition, including meals, accommodations, and on-site transportation. Fellows also receive a travel award grant to offset out-of-pocket travel expenses to and from the expedition site. Travel award value varies by project location.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Qualificiations:
    • K-12 classroom teacher, all subjects, in the United States
    • Available to travel for 7-14 days
    • Passion for education
    • Interest in environmental issues or how scientific research is conducted
    • Desire to improve environmental or science education
    • Enthusiasm for collaborating with a team of teachers from diverse backgrounds and expertise
    • Commitment to engaging your students and community inside and outside the classroom
  • An individual may only receive 2 Teach Earth USA Fellowships in his or her lifetime