Erin Towns is a 22 year veteran teacher, visual artist, and documentary photographer from Augusta, Maine, USA. Erin is a PolarTREC Educator, National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and alumni of global professional development programs including Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Program, Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Kazakhstan, Fulbright Hays Seminars Abroad China, German-American Exchange Commission’s Education in Germany Program, and Fulbright Collaborative Groups Abroad Projects Ethiopia. Courses taught address global and environmental issues and value using a combination of inquiry based social studies, visual arts, and science methodologies.
As a visual artist, Erin Towns travels the world documenting the interconnectedness of human and environmental worlds using unique perspectives that bring stories to life. She strives to inspire her students and the general public into action to address contemporary global environmental and social issues.