Rena Priest – Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants


October 22, 2019 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, 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”!


Rena Priest is a 2019 National Geographic Explorer, a Writer, and a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. Her debut book, Patriarchy Blues, garnered a 2018 American Book Award and her most recent collection, Sublime Subliminal, was selected as the finalist for the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award. Her current project follows regional efforts to restore health and habitability to the Salish Sea for the benefit of critically endangered Southern Resident Qwel Lhol Mech Ten (Killer Whales) and wild chinook salmon. Priest’s work can be found in literary journals and anthologies including For Love of Orcas, Cosmonauts Avenue, and Collateral Journal.