This application is for Project Kindle 2022.
Project Kindle seeks highly motivated teachers who want to bring their students on Earthwatch-led scientific field research expeditions and provides those teachers with the resources to make that vision a reality. We encourage teachers both with and without past experience leading student travel programs to apply.
Project Kindle teachers will participate on an Earthwatch expedition with the support of likeminded teachers and develop a realistic plan for leading a student group expedition. Earthwatch expeditions are led by world-class scientists who both train participants on data collection methods and give research lectures to prepare for hands-on experience collecting research data. Project Kindle also prepares its participants for organizing student group travel by means of training sessions and seminars that share the best practices for recruiting students, communicating with parents, and securing funding. We expect participants to foster an atmosphere of teamwork, friendship, and support among their cohort of Project Kindle teachers, who come from a wide range of schools. You can find more information at earthwatch.org/projectkindle
In order to be eligible you must teach at a high school in the USA.
Selected fellows will take part in an Earthwatch expedition with a team of 8–12 high school teachers, a Project Kindle Alumni Facilitator, and an Earthwatch Staff Facilitator from July 14–20, 2022. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 fellowship team will participate on an expedition within the United States. When the time comes for fellows to begin planning for their own student groups, they may consider both domestic and international expeditions. We are proud to be fielding a growing list of "COVID Ready" expeditions that meet our enhanced safety standards. For more information on our new safety measures please visit earthwatch.org/covid-19.
Applications were formally due by 11:59 PM EST, Monday January 10th, 2022, but we have extended the application deadline to 11:59 PM EST, Monday, January 31st, 2022.