Science and Math teacher Joe Grabowski is one of 14 National Geographic Emerging Explorers for 2017. This group is being honored for the way its members explore new frontiers and find innovative ways to remedy some of the greatest challenges facing our planet. The 2017 class of Emerging Explorers will be honored at the National Geographic Explorers Festival in Washington, D.C. in June.
Joe is the founder of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants (EBTSOYP), a Canadian nonprofit with a primary goal of bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms across North America through guest speakers and virtual field trips. Since launching in September of 2015, EBTSOYP has hosted well over 300 Google Hangouts with leading scientists, explorers and conservationists from around the world, including several National Geographic explorers.
The primary goal of Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants is to knock down classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks.
Joe led an amazing session at STAO 2017 that provided an overview of his program and the impact it’s had on making science relevant and exciting.