Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Explore Staff

Photo of Caroline Birch on snow by water with puffy clouds in the background
Caroline has just completed her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Psychology with a certificate in Urban Planning Studies and will be continuing her studies at the Faculty of Education in the Primary/Junior stream. She is enthusiastic, adventurous and is THRILLED to be exploring Kingston for her second summer with Explore! Camp songs and Zumba are her go-to but she is also an undefeated 'Huckle Buckle' champion looking forward to (hopefully!) meeting her match this summer! When she's not at camp you can catch her at the market on Saturday mornings, biking, nature-walking, swimming in the lake, or reading in a hammock.
Favourite Food: Homemade Pizza
Favourite Place Visited: Kilema, Tanzania
Dream Job: Urban and Regional Planner or Teacher - still deciding!
Photo of Abby Falvey sitting and holding binoculars in a field of dandelions in front of Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Abby has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Planning, and will be continuing the Concurrent Education program this fall in the Faculty of Education! She is in the Intermediate-Senior stream, with teachables of Geography and Biology. Abby is so excited to be returning to Explore this summer, and is especially looking forward to her favourite camp activities: outdoor games and crafts! She loves bringing a creative side to everything she does, so when she is not hanging out at Explore, Abby can be found watercolouring or cooking. She is passionate about sustainability, feminism, and bees, and can't wait to get to know all of our campers and their interests this summer.
Favourite Food: French Fries
Favourite Place Visited: Antigua Guatemala
Dream Job: Intermediate-Senior Teacher or Urban Planner
Photo of Jansen Lau with trees and then a city-scape of tall buildings in the background
Jansen has just completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and will be continuing on to the Faculty of Education in the Fall! Since he was a little kid, he has always loved geography - even enough to make it his second teachable! This is his first summer with Explore and he's very excited to be able to connect different real-world topics to fun camp activities this summer. Jansen will play Foursquare with just about anyone and he likes to think that no one can beat him at it. Outside of camp, you can spot him at Starbucks with an iced coffee and laptop, or by the pier catching some sun.
Favourite Food: Ramen
Favourite Place Visited: Hong Kong
Dream Job: Science teacher, chemist, or urban planner (who knows!)
Photo of Nathan Liu in front of a large roller coaster and a blue sky in the background
Nathan is entering his third year completing his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. His passion for taking care of the human body extends to his appreciation of the outdoors! He is super excited for his first summer with Explore and is looking forward to showing off some elite Octopus skills! When he is not at camp you can find him at Tim Horton's ordering a medium iced-capp, cooling off in the lake, or applying sun-screen!
Favourite Food: Sushi
Favourite Place Visited: St. Maarten
Dream Job: Physiotherapist or a Doctor! (undecided!)
Photo of Kali Robinson, sitting in front of a garden of tulips with a globe of the world in her hands
Kali is a cheerful and eager ConEd student who just completed her Bachelor of Arts in Global Development and Religion. Kali is looking forward to spending her second summer in Kingston with Explore! She enjoys playing recreational sports and hopping on the Wolfe Island Ferry for a day of exploring the Island. Kali is looking forward to the arts and crafts and super fun field trips at camp this summer! When she is not at camp she can be found going for walks along the Lake Ontario shoreline, singing throwback songs, exploring more of Kingston, or reading a good book in the backyard!
Favourite Food: Grandma's pierogi casserole
Favourite Place Visited: Rome
Dream Job: An elementary school teacher or an international development worker!