John Dunn

Arctic Explorer Visit

Students from the Nor’wester View Public School and Valley Central Public School Learning Academies have been “exploring” the possibilities of a joint learning activity. On Thursday, October 19, students from both Learning Academies will be welcoming Arctic Explorer John Dunn to Nor’wester View Public School for a special presentation.

“Mr. Dunn will provide a unique glimpse for our students into the world of the Canadian Arctic,” says Kristi Lees, Nor’wester View Public School Teacher. “His experiences during his time spent in the Arctic will be an incredible learning experience for the students from both Learning Academies.”

John Dunn Biography
“John Dunn is a wilderness traveler and photographer with a passion for the vast and rugged landscapes of the Canadian Arctic. Born and educated in England, John graduated in geology from London University and worked in mineral exploration in the Australian Outback. After moving to Calgary, John became a Canadian citizen and pursued his dream of exploring and photographing the arctic.

John has organized and successfully completed 20 arctic expeditions, totaling over 1100 days in the field. For his efforts in promoting awareness of Canada’s arctic geography John was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In 2017 he completed a further 1600km of his “Journey North” project: a series of expeditions from the coast of Vancouver Island to the tip of Ellesmere Island.”

The Nor’wester View Public School Learning and Valley Central Public School Learning Academies provide Grade 7 and 8 students with the opportunity to learn in an experiential and rigorous environment while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Curriculum. The academies provide opportunities for students to participate in inquiry and/or project activities that encourage students to learn through active experience, reflect on the experience and apply their learning to various aspects of their lives.