September 2021 – March 2022

#ExploreCan is a new program created by Canadian Geographic Education, in partnership with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants and Heritage Canada. From September 2021 until March 2022, there will be monthly virtual events and learning resources made available for K-12 Canadian educators. Monthly themes will focus on early and ongoing exploration of Canada, science, and environmental stewardship, with a larger focus on truth and reconciliation woven throughout the entire program.

The Live Events

All Event Times Listed in Eastern

September 2021: Truth and Reconciliation

Learn how to make a 5,000 year old Flint Arrowhead!

The Art of Flint Knapping

September 28th @ 11:00am eastern

Join us as we head live to the Georgian Bay Islands National Park and Beausoleil Island National Historic Site to learn about the tools, techniques, and basics of making stone arrowheads; the same as Indigenous people did on Beausoleil Island over 5000 years ago. See Shawn Corbiere (Ojibway) make a Flint Arrowhead, and attach it to an arrow with pine resin, and sinew. Ask him questions about the traditional lives of Ojibway people in the Georgian Bay Region of Ontario.

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October 2021: Space, Science and Research

Learn about the most complex and powerful space telescope ever built!!!

Nathalie Ouellette | Outreach Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope

October 27th @ 1:00pm eastern

Nathalie is an astrophysicist and an avid science communicator. Her research is on the formation and evolution of galaxies, particularly those found in groups and clusters such as the Virgo Cluster. Nathalie is currently the Coordinator of the Institute for Research of Exoplanets at the University of Montreal and she’s also the Canadian Science Communicator for the James Webb Space Telescope in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency. Nathalie has lead many observing programs on telescopes in Hawaii, New-Mexico and Chile. She serves as an analyst, contributor and speaker for various media outlets et organizations working to promote science and astronomy to the general public and youth.

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All events will be recorded for later viewing

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