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Weston Foundation sends Jill Heinerth to Winnipeg’s Bairdmore School

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With the support of the Weston Foundation, Jill Heinerth visited Bairdmore School in Winnipeg to talk about exploration and science. Jill is on a cross-Canada speaking tour as the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s Explorer in Residence. She shares a multimedia presentation about science and new career opportunities and works with small groups of kids on specific skills such as photography, career planning and research opportunities. Jill encourages kids to use discovery learning in their lives and teaches them that failure can have many unforeseen benefits for discovery and learning. She talks about risk assessment, fear, discovery and exploration in the context of geographic education.

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Weston Foundation Supports School Speaking Tour

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The Weston Foundation in cooperation with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society is sending Jill Heinerth to schools across Canada. This week, the RCGS Explorer in Residence visited with kids in Saskatoon at Fairhaven School and Holliston Schools to talk about exploration, geography and future career opportunities. Kids were totally engaged in the presentation and were eager to ask questions about fear, underwater science and challenging gender norms. A small group of kids got a special treat, learning how to operate Jill’s professional cameras and spending the day as photo-journalists.

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Royal Canadian Geographical Society School Visits in Central Canada

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Jill Heinerth was visiting Calgary to speak to school kids about exploration and geography. Students at Alice Jamieson Girls Academy, Stanley Jones School, Dr. Martha Cohen School and New Brighton School had a chance to meet Jill and hear her multimedia presentation about exploration and science. She met with small groups to coach interested kids in topics including journalism, photography, career planning, fear, failure and discovery learning.

Jill’s talks are made possible through support from the Weston Foundation.