Join us for a #CIW22 discussion with Jesse Hildebrand, VP of Education at Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants, to discover how the Exploring team knocks down classroom walls and take students around the world – no passport required! The goal of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers! Exploring brings science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual guest speakers and field trips with leading experts around the world. Since September 2015, they have run over 3,000 live events connecting half a million students to scientists and explorers in over 95 countries.
Why ever forget when inspiration strikes, innovators, scientists, and explorer remember when their “aha” moment was ignited. It is this moment that Exploring strives to spark in classrooms everywhere. Through live virtual events, they introduce students to important and challenging issues, amazing places, strong role models and exciting STEM career paths. Join us in learning more about Exploring By the Seat of your Pants with Jesse! May 18,2022 at 9am EST during Canadian Innovation Week!
Host: Jill Clark
Jill Clark is a communications professional who brings ten years of experience to her role at the Rideau Hall Foundation. For six years she lived and worked in south eastern France, heading up her own consulting firm for Swiss and French companies looking to expand into English-speaking markets. Jill believes in the power of strategic and thoughtful communication as an essential tool for meaningful engagement and valuable change. Jill spends her free time building her encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and enjoying the great outdoors.
Guest: Jesse Hildebrand
Jesse is a Science Communicator from Toronto working to connect scientists and explorers with the public through digital and live events across Canada. He is the VP of Education at Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants where he’s brought in over a hundred new speakers and hosted 600+ broadcasts since 2015. He is the founder of Science Literacy Week – a national science festival held across Canada every September and run through NSERC in the federal government. He also produced The Story Collider podcast in Toronto for three years, helping showcase the human side of science. Finally, he is a Royal Canadian Geographical Society Fellow and a member of the Explorers Club who took part in an Expedition to Madagascar in 2019.
Canadian Innovation Week
Powered by the Rideau Hall Foundation, Canadian Innovation Week is a 5-day celebration recognizing and supporting innovation from coast to coast to coast! Join us in sharing stories of inspiring Canadian innovators and innovations that are changing the world one idea at a time #CIW22.