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Apply Now for a Teach Earth 2020 Fellowship!

Fellowship notifications will be sent by April 30, 2020


Learn more about how Teach Earth USA Fellows navigate the fellowship experience and the weeks leading up to their expedition.

Preparing for the field

Research tasks vary with each expedition, and you’ll be trained on everything you need to know in the field. But before you go, please carefully read your expedition briefing for what to bring and for more information about the research!


Before your Expedition:

  • Immediately read the Award Agreement and Fellowship Guidelines, and submit the following:
    • Signed Fellowship Award Agreement
    • Short biography (3 – 4 sentences)
    • Picture of yourself

60 Days before the Expedition:

  • Read Expedition Briefing and book your own travel (using information we email to you)
  • Complete the Participation Form and Travel Form using your MyEarthwatch Account
  • Read background material and think about issues in your classroom or community you would like to improve through your Teach Earth project
  • Complete pre-fielding survey
  • Write a press release for local media outlets (optional)

On your Expedition:

  • Participate fully and to the best of your abilities
  • Get a picture of yourself working in the field
  • Write daily journal entries or blog posts (optional)

30 Days after the Expedition:

  • Complete post-fielding survey
  • Submit your Fellowship Report including your community action plan or lesson plan proposal
  • Share your experience with others and spread the word about Earthwatch


Teach Earth USA Fellows are supported by generous individual donors, foundations, and grants, to make classrooms exciting and inspirational. Learn more about these teachers through their projects, passions, and leadership styles!

2014 Teach Earth Fellow, Bridget Fredrickson, gearing up before her expedition to Puerto Rico’s Rainforest this July ©TorranceCitiCABLE


If you have any questions please contact your Program Coordinator using the information listed on your award letter.

Teach Earth Information.

Teach Earth - Explore a new environment.

Explore a new environment.

“Everyone was really open to collaborating and sharing ideas, which was really helpful for me since this will be my first year teaching science.”
Jennifer Lopez, 2017

Teach Earth - Learn important field tasks on-site.

Learn important field tasks on-site.

“Getting the opportunity to share ideas with teachers of diverse backgrounds helped broaden my scope of what I could successfully accomplish with my students and coworkers.”
Kristina Hammond, 2017 Fellow

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