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Fellowships to USA K-12 Teachers to Work with Scientists on Conservation Research Projects

Teach Earth USA Fellowship


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Important Dates
Deadline: 01/12/24 Save

Grant Description
Fellowships to USA K-12 teachers to work with leading scientists on conservation research projects. The fellowship is a summer outdoor experience that provides teachers with new knowledge and perspective to share with their students. Fellows participate in recording observations and collecting data during the day, and in the evenings work with other fellowship participants to develop new lesson plans for use in the classroom.

Earthwatch’s innovative Teach Earth program offers K–12 educators the unique opportunity to work side by side with world-class scientists leading critical conservation research projects. Educators representing all subjects gain confidence in their scientific skills and return home 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-based learning and professional development experience.
  • 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 how to translate your field experience for the benefit of your students and school community.
  • Ignite scientific discovery and environmental awareness within your classroom or community through a community action project or lesson plan.
  • Join the growing network of nearly 50 years of Earthwatch educator alumni, with special access to the Teach Earth alumni Facebook group, seasonal updates on teaching resources, and professional development opportunities through newsletters and webinars.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Teach Earth is open to K–12 teachers of all disciplines.

Teach Earth Qualifications:
- K–12 classroom teacher 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

Pre-Application Information
- Complete your online application by January 12, 2024.
- Fellowship notifications will be sent by April 30, 2024.

An individual may only receive two Teach Earth fellowships in their lifetime unless applying to return as a Senior Fellow.

Estimated Size of Grant
Earthwatch covers the cost of Teach Earth fellowships, which includes the expedition, travel stipend, and a unique Teach Earth fellowship experience.

Teach Earth now includes partially funded fellowships at a subsidized rate. With partially funded fellowships, Earthwatch funding covers a portion of the total program cost, and the teacher applies external funding to cover the remainder.

Term of Contract
2023 teams will run for 7–12 days between late June and mid-August.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Direct inquiries to

Earthwatch Institute
300 Washington St., Ste. 713,
Newton, MA 02458, U.S.A.

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