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An arctic journey: Translating global issues into local action for kids

Instruction continues virtually during the coronavirus


Last updated 12/17/2020 at 12:57pm

Jennie Warmouth

Jennie Warmouth and her second-grade class at Spruce Elementary School. Photo taken before the coronavirus pandemic, and before Warmouth left on her expedition.

Editor's note: Jennie Warmouth, who has a doctorate in Learning Sciences Human Development and Cognition, is a teacher at Spruce Elementary School in the Edmonds School District. This story is a follow-up to a Beacon story in 2019 at www.bit.ly/3abO6yL.

I had the privilege of traveling to Arctic Svalbard – midway from continental Norway and the North Pole – as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions in June 2019.

My mission – to connect my Edmonds School District student population with issues facing the Arctic habitat.

Prior to my expedition, ve...

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