Phyllis Webstad – Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants
October 21, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 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”!
Every year on September 30th, we wear orange shirts to honour residential school survivors. Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at residential school, told for the first time in May 2013. It has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. Phyllis published her first children’s book called “The Orange Shirt Story” which aims to bring communities together. For more information visit the webpage at http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
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