JILL HEINERTH is an underwater explorer, writer, photographer, speaker, and filmmaker. A pioneer of technical rebreather diving, she has led expeditions into icebergs in Antarctica, volcanic lava tubes, and submerged caves worldwide. Jill is the first Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Her memoir, INTO THE PLANET, has been lauded by the Wall Street Journal, Oprah Magazine, and the New York Times. Her children’s book THE AQUANAUT is a Blue Ribbon Selection for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Jill is a Fellow of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Underwater Academy of Arts and Sciences, Women Divers Hall of Fame and the Explorers Club, which awarded her with the William Beebe Award and Stefannson Medal for her lifetime work in exploration.


Canada’s Longest Underwater Cave

In the heart of the Ottawa River, lies over 10km of submerged passages in Canada’s longest underwater cave. Explorer Jill Heinerth will share unique discoveries including the relationship of cave dwelling endangered species to the population of Lake Sturgeon nearby.

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