I have the honour of being part of National Geographic’s Educator-Explorer Exchange this year. My educator partner is Kelly Koller from Washington Middle School in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. A couple of weeks ago I got a packet of letters (real letters!) from her students. They had SO MANY questions for me, and Kelly and I…
I enjoyed working with the team at Hakai magazine on this story “Frozen Ocean: A photographic primer on the dynamics of marine ice.” It was a refreshing reminder that some media organizations still dig deep into every story with structural edits, fact checking, and copy editing. The editors went through every detail of this story…
“Meet the Elverums,” a documentary that I made for CBC’s the Sunday Edition, has won first place in the Radio Documentary, National Release category at the Gabriel Awards. It’s about a family in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada, and I worked with documentary maker Dick Miller and the show’s documentary producer, Karen Levine, to create it….
The title says it all! This June, a new chapter of my cultural storytelling begins in French Polynesia (insert endless exclamation marks here). I’ll focus on the Marquesas, the most distant island group in this part of the Pacific, and a robust cultural network. I’m calling the project South Pacific Stories, I’m still pinching myself, and…
For the last year, I’ve been supported by the Canada Council to work on my next book, which will be based on my latest project, Meet the North. Read a description of the new work here.
These are my lessons on listening from meeting new people all over the Arctic in the last 18 months.
A colleague recently asked for “any thoughts, ideas, or pointers” from my experience. Here’s what I came up with.
Photographer Eric Guth and I have been working with the BBC to showcase some of the stories from Meet the North and our travels. We’re happy to present these features from BBC Travel.
My story “Beyond the Honeybee,” which was published in Cottage Life magazine, won an award at the International Regional Magazine Awards.
Congratulations to illustrator Byron Eggenschwiler, whose art work for my story “Lake Awake” received an Award of Merit from the International Regional Magazine Association.
Our polar bear video is now out on National Geographic. Rare footage of a male chasing, killing, and eating a cub. It’s life in the Arctic, as Wade Davis says here, but viewer discretion is advised.
Boreal River is a great resource for guides. This column is about the soft skills I believe are so important to develop: Five Ways to Improve Group Safety.
Adventures in Instagram! Meet the North and I have been experimenting. Here’s what I told the Creative Non-fiction Collective on how to get the story rolling.
Listen to the Writer’s Range Podcast: On this episode, Mojo talks to writer and naturalist Jennifer Kingsley about the experiences that inspired her book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, which won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for non-fiction.
On November 18th, 2015, I became a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. It’s a vibrant and growing community, and I’m pleased to be a part of it.
Greystone Books is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Kingsley has been awarded the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for Outdoor Literature in Non-Fiction for her first book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild.