Mike Downie – Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
October 18, 2019 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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, for the first time ever, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants will be focusing on Inigidnous 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”!
Mike Downie is a multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker and the co-founder of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. One story in particular has been life-changing for Mike was Chanie Wenjack, an Ojibway boy who died while running away from his residential school. Downie told the tragic tale to his brother Gord and the two vowed to find a way to share this story with the world. The result was the multi-media project Secret Path that has captured the hearts and minds of Canadians across the country. Mike is a writer, director, and producer of numerous award-winning documentaries including Secret Path, Invasion of the Brain Snatchers, One Ocean, and The Hockey Nomad.
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