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Exploring with Jill Heinerth video series

Credit: Jill Heinerth/Into the Planet

In the Exploring with Jill Heinerth video series, RCGS Explorer-in-Residence Jill Heinerth discusses how she prepares for, engages with, and thrives during her incredible underwater expeditions.

Exploring with Jill Heinerth: What is an Explorer?

In the first video of the series, Jill dives into her life as a world-renowned explorer. Citing influences from early space exploration, Jill shares an intimate portrait of her career while taking us from Canada’s High Arctic to caves in the Ottawa River watershed. Along the way, she will define what it means to be an explorer and discuss how she was inspired at a young age to create her own explorer mindset.

Exploring with Jill Heinerth: What is the Exploration Mindset?

In the second video of the series, Jill dives deeper into what it means to have an Exploration Mindset. Explorers all have one thing in common — they love to ask questions about the world around them! Asking questions allows us to engage more deeply with our surroundings and helps us better understand the world such that we can take action to uplift, preserve and protect its great wonders.

Exploring with Jill Heinerth: Persevering in the face of risk and crisis

In the third video of the series, Jill inspires us with her experience and wisdom. Explorers inevitably have to face challenges and risks as they seek answers to their most pressing questions. But that doesn’t stop them from persevering! Learn how to overcome setbacks as Jill shares her personal stories of disaster and triumph.

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