Andrea Jane Reid – Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants


October 22, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants is an organization which knocks down classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks. It aims to inspire the next generation of students by bringing science, exploration, adventure, and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.

For Secret Path Week, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants will be focusing on Indigenous education featuring Indigenous scientists, explorers, artists, activists, and speakers.  This will be a valuable way to engage your class in reconciliation and encourage your students to “Do Something”!

Andrea is a fish biologist, diver, and conservationist. Her research blends many kinds of science to study stressed-out fish around the world: East Africa; Southeast Asia; Oceania; and the Pacific Northwest. She strives to engage Indigenous community members as active participants in the research process and is herself a member of the northern, coastal Nisga’a Nation. Andrea has been awarded a NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship and Royal Canadian Geographical Society Grant in support of her work on Pacific salmon bycatch.