EXPLORER-IN-RESIDENCE B.C. TOUR
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.”
CAN GEO EDUCATION GOES TO VIMY
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.