Canadian Geographic - - ON THE MAP - —N.W.


Diver and RCGS Ex­plorer-in-res­i­dence Jill Hein­erth com­pleted her tour of five south­west Bri­tish Columbia schools in Fe­bru­ary. This last leg of her cir­cuit, part of an On­tario-to-b.c. tour sup­ported by The W. Garfield We­ston Foun­da­tion, in­cluded ele­men­tary and sec­ondary schools in Che­mai­nus, Port Co­quit­lam, Pitt Mead­ows, Sur­rey and Van­cou­ver. Hein­erth en­gaged classes and whole schools with sto­ries of her ex­plo­ration, dis­cussing how ex­plo­ration has changed in to­day’s dig­i­tal age and the value of in­ves­ti­gat­ing the world around us. That can sim­ply mean go­ing out into nearby na­ture or, like her, mak­ing a ca­reer out of bring­ing the most in­ac­ces­si­ble places on the planet to Cana­di­ans and peo­ple around the globe. As she tells ev­ery class she vis­its, “We are all ex­plor­ers.”


More than 8,000 Cana­dian stu­dents will make a pil­grim­age to north­ern France for the April 8 to 10 com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Bat­tle of Vimy Ridge. Can Geo Ed­u­ca­tion, in part­ner­ship with EF Ed­u­ca­tional Tours, will be there with its his­tor­i­cal Gi­ant Floor Maps Vimy Ridge and Drawn to Vic­tory (of the en­tire Western Front) to guide stu­dents through ac­tiv­i­ties il­lus­trat­ing how sol­diers’ lives played out across the ge­og­ra­phy and how new aerial pho­tog­ra­phy and map­ping tech­nol­ogy helped change the course of the war.

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