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A Journey to the Arctic with National Geographic | Karina Vanderbilt, presenter

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    500 Market Street, Suite 100 , Santa Fe, NM (map)

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  • Photo credit: By Woodwalker (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

    How do we foster balance between our energy needs and the needs of the planet? What can we do to make a difference in protecting the fragile, beautiful ecosystem of the Arctic? Experience Karina Vanderbilt's life-changing expedition to Arctic Svalbard and Norway's fjords as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with National Geographic. Through photos and video, she'll share insights from her adventure into this unique area of the planet and we'll engage in a dialogue around the curriculum she's developing to share this information with students and what we can do to protect this region. Ms. Vanderbilt began her career in education teaching Social Studies on the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. She then worked as a Policy Program Manager for the New Mexico Public Education Department. In this role, she led the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for New Mexico. Returning to the classroom, Ms. Vanderbilt taught English and History at Nina Otero Community School, and currently serves as the Asst. Principal at Mandela International School in Santa Fe. As a 2016 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with National Geographic, she was recognized for her outstanding commitment to geographic literacy.

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