Canadian Geographic Education


Cool Ocean Habitats with Jill Heinerth

Photo: Jill Heinerth/Into The Planet

Celebrate World Oceans Week with us!

Can Geo Education, in partnership with Jill Heinerth, is hosting a free event on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, titled Cool Ocean Habitats. We are inviting teachers in grades 3-8 to sign up their classrooms for a virtual talk with RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth. Fill out the form below for a camera spot to have your students ask questions!


Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11 a.m. (EDT)


Jill Heinerth is a Canadian underwater cave diver, adventurer and explorer, as well as an accomplished photographer, filmmaker and writer. She has visited places on this planet that no other person has seen before and has dedicated more than 30 years to exploring and learning about oceans and creating awareness about ocean health.

Photo: Jill Heinerth/Into The Planet

Intended audience:

This event is meant for students at the elementary and intermediate level who are in grades 3-8. Classrooms must reside in Canada. While camera spots are reserved for classrooms, we invite people of all ages to tune into the event through our YouTube and Facebook channels.

Event details:

Can Geo Education is inviting teachers in grades 3-8 to sign up their classrooms for the chance to join Jill Heinerth for a 45-minute presentation about ocean habitats. Jill will share with students incredible images from her expeditions and speak about the importance of our oceans, the need to protect them, and how oceans, the animals within them and humans are all interconnected. Classrooms with a camera spot will be able to talk with Jill directly and ask questions!

If you would like a camera spot, please complete the form below by Friday, June 4, 2021, by 5 p.m. (EDT). There are eight camera spots. Can Geo Education will select classrooms for a camera spot by random draw from among those that register. A member of Can Geo Education will contact all selected teachers closer to the event date. Classrooms that have a confirmed camera spot will also receive a free copy of Jill Heinerth’s book The Aquanaut after the event (to receive the book, a confirmed classroom must attend the event).

If you don’t get a camera spot, or if you have a classroom learning virtually from home, you and your class can still watch live on YouTube or Facebook and ask questions in the chat!

Please note: This event will be recorded and live-streamed to the public on Can Geo Education’s YouTube and Facebook channels. Please make sure that any students visible on camera have permission to be filmed. This event is English only. 

Sign up below!

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