In 2019, the National Geographic Society will be hosting a summer institute for middle school educators from across North America. The National Geographic 2019 Summer Institute will be held Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Jackson Campus of the Teton Science Schools in Jackson, WY.

During the institute, National Geographic will train selected educators to be facilitators of in-person outreach and professional development for National Geographic Educator Certification and the Geo-Inquiry Process. Throughout the week, educators will spend time reviewing adult learning principles, learning more about National Geographic Society’s educational values, and becoming expert facilitators.

National Geographic Society will cover the cost of all food, accommodations, and transportation for educators during the institute. Participation in the summer institute is the first step in a partnership with National Geographic Society. For the commitment to National Geographic and this initiative, each educator will receive a $600.00 stipend paid in installments over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Prior to completing the application form, please carefully review the overview document linked here to understand the policies and expectations associated with participation. To be considered for final selection, please complete this application form by January 28, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the National Geographic 2019 Summer Institute please reach out to the Educator Network at educatornetwork@ngs.org.


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