Lindblad family program
LINDBLAD Expeditions-National Geographic has launched a new family program designed to “inspire the next generation of explorers” called National Geographic Global Explorers.
Operating under the “We Are Explorers” brand - based on the National Geographic Educational Learning Framework, the program will be staffed by specially trained Lindblad naturalists and is for explorers aged 18 and under.
The new addition is organised in two phases: independent experiences and group experiences with a Field Educator.
The first phase will encourage youth to use “field notebooks” to mimic research scientists in the field, maps to keep track of the itinerary, wildlife checklists and more and participants will share their experiences using “storytelling challenges”.
Group experiences will see young travellers work with field educators on projects, including citizen science projects such as helping to count sea turtles during nesting season.
“Children love to explore, and our goal for this program is to help inspire our next generation of global explorers to make a positive impact on their world,” said Sven Lindblad, president and ceo, Lindblad Expeditions.
National Geographic Global Explorers will launch this month aboard Lindblad’s new 96-guest National Geographic Endeavour ll and 48-guest National Geographic Islander.