Lind­blad fam­ily pro­gram

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

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.

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