Megan Lortie – Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants


October 19, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 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”!

Meagan Lortie is an non-status Anishinaabe Kwe from Barrie, Ontario. Currently, she is on her own journey of exploring her culture and ancestry. From very young she has been volunteering and working with the Urban Indigenous community and is passionate about reconciliation and decolonization. In her presentation, Meagan will explore what reconciliation looks like and how people can begin/ continue their own reconciliation/ decolonization journey by sharing her experiences while coordinating the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada’s Uncovering Common Ground (UCG) Initiative. Meagan will talk about the UCG initiative, share some examples of reconciliation projects and explore some ideas of how people can get involved in their own community.