Joe Grabowski

Educator/Natl Geographic Explorer
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Canadian educator Joe Grabowski teaches science and math in Guelph, Ontario. He was recently named a 2017 National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Fellow in recognition of his efforts through technology to bring science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms across North America. In September 2015, Joe launched the nonprofit organization, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants. The primary goal is to bring science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms across North America via virtual speakers and field trips. Since launching, Joe has connected tens of thousands of students with leading scientists and explorers from across the globe. He’s recently piloted sending satellite BGAN units out into the field to broadcast into classrooms from the most remote regions of our planet. Joe’s a Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow and Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, having spent time in the Galapagos with the latter. As an avid diver over the last decade he’s had an incredible series of experiences sinking beneath the waves around the world.

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