This free presentation for students will focus on increasing awareness, wonder and connection to the marine life off our coast – from giant whales to tiny nudibranchs.
Content is appropriate for all ages but the educational approach will be aimed at elementary school students. Homeschoolers welcome.
Jackie Hildering is “The Marine Detective” – teacher, underwater photographer, whale researcher and co-founder of the Marine Education and Research Society.
Above all, Jackie is driven to create awareness of the life-sustaining importance of the Ocean and, positive action for the beauty, mystery, and fragility hidden in the cold, dark waters of our coast.
She is based on northern Vancouver Island in in Kwakwaka’wakw Territory, having had the following roles in the Netherlands: biology teacher, international school administrator, and science curriculum writer for the International Baccalaureate.
On-camera experience includes work with PBS, the BBC and Animal Planet.
Recent recognition includes being the recipient of the 2019 EcoStar Award for Educational Leadership and the winner of the 2019 Environmental Award from the Canadian Power Squadron. www.TheMarineDetective.com was recognized with the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada 2018 People’s Choice Award for best Canadian Science Website.