Grade 6 Presentations
The grade 6 science curriculum includes extreme environments, so I have created a 45 minute presentation in which I go over the "10 lessons I learned in Antarctica" as it relates to their learning objectives. The presentation concludes with a demo of the dive reflex, using a bucket of ice water and pulse oximeters.
Pro-D session - Chilliwack School District
In February 2015, I ran a 3 hour professional development session for interested teachers. The presentation covered both my travels to Antarctica/Easter Island as well as introduced teachers to the concepts of Geo-literacy and the support resources that are available via the National Geographic education website.
Guest Blogger - Adventure Awaits
One of the audience members for the TEDx talk approached me to do a “guest blogger appearance” for her Inspirational Women Series. She provided me with a series of guiding questions covering everything from my Antarctica travels, to my favourite solo adventure, to my favourite girl guide cookies.
Mt. Waddington's Speaker Series
One of the first community presentations I had the opportunity to do was for the Mt. Waddington speaker series. Mt. Waddington's is a local outdoor store who is striving to build an outdoor community in the city of Chilliwack. Each year they bring in a series of speakers to talk about their various outdoor pursuits. I have helped to co-host this event with my Ecotourism class, so it was a lot of fun to be on the other side and sharing my story.
Chilliwack Progress Newspaper - January 16th, 2015
I had the great honour of being asked to speak at TEDxLangleyED on my vision for the future of education. My focus was the importance of immersive experiences in fostering a generation of global citizens and environmental stewards.
UBC PDCE Newsletter - September 2014
On Tuesday, September 9th, the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia released the following video embedded in an article for their September newsletter (the article and other media can be viewed on the Media page of this site). A big thank you to Alpha Lam (video), Jenny van Enckevort (article) and Heather McGregor for their work on this piece!