Carol Hermiston – Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants


October 23, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 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”!

Join Carol as she shares her grandmother’s story of Residential School and how she envisions Reconciliation.

Carol is an Ojibway elder from Batchewana First Nation in Northern Ontario where she lives with her husband. She has two children, a son and a daughter, and also three beautiful grandchildren. She returned to school when she was forty years old to obtain her grade 12, and with the support and encouragement of family and friends has continued on and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1995 from Sault College. Carol went on to work in First Nation Health as a Community Health Nurse for 22 years and during that time she became a Certified Mental Health Nurse. Carol retired three years ago. Since then, she has attended Algoma University and graduated this past May with a BA in Anishinaabe Studies. Carol enjoys reading, attending Pow Wows, and also spending time with her family.