Jill Heinerth

Explorer Diving into CD Howe

More people have walked on the moon than have been to some of the places Jill Heinerth has explored. Jill Heinerth has pioneered technical dives deep inside giant Antarctic icebergs to photographing kilometres of never-before-seen passages of dark underwater caves. Through the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Explorer in Residence program, she will be visiting the students at CD Howe Public School on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to talk about her experiences.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our students to meet and learn directly from Jill who is a filmmaker, photographer, speaker, conservation advocate and writer,” says Elaine Oades, Principal of CD Howe Public School. “Through her unique perspective, Jill is able to engage the next generation to be interested in geography and exploration.”

Seasoned explorer Jill Heinerth will share dynamic images and stunning photographs from the last finite frontiers of this planet. She will share stories about risk management, technology and synergism as she recounts her journeys into the depths of Antarctic icebergs, underwater caves and shipwrecks. Most importantly, she will spark students’ interest in exploration and discovery.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society created its Explorer-in-Residence Program to foster greater awareness among Canadians of the expeditions and field research being carried out by the nation’s top explorers, scientists and conservationists. The groundbreaking discoveries, new data, stories and images that they bring back from the field to share with the public and the scientific community are at the core of the Society’s mission of making Canada better known to Canadians and to the world.