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Alumnus chosen for National Geographic expedition to Galapagos Islands

April 23, 2015

  • Jesse Lowes MAT '11 is a 7th grade science teacher. He will join 34 other teachers on an expedition to the Galapagos in September 2015.
  • Lowes recently traveled to the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to meet the other fellowship winners and begin training for the Galapagos trip.

Alumnus Jesse Lowes M.A.T. ’11has been named a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. Lowes will be going on a 10-day professional development expedition in the Galapagos Islands in September operated by Lindblad Expeditions. The competitive fellowship had over 2700 applicants from all levels and subjects of k-12 education. In all, 35 teachers were chosen as fellows for expeditions to locations including to the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as Iceland and Greenland.

Lowes is a current 7th grade teacher at Catlin Gabel School in Portland, Oregon. He believes deeply in the power of curiosity, critical thinking, and compassion and teaches to empower students to be responsible environmental stewards and global citizens. “I believe it is very much tied to my educational training and beliefs,” Lowes said, “which were cultivated while at Lewis & Clark.”

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