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Canadian Geographic Education creates classroom materials, runs programs and works with teachers to raise geographic literacy and spark a lifelong curiosity about Canada among the country’s students.

Alex Trebek gives his remarks on stage at the official opening event of 50 Sussex

Alex Trebek addresses the audience at the official opening of 50 Sussex, Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration, in Ottawa on May 13. (Photo: Andrew Lessard/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Andrew Lessard/Canadian Geographic
The Society honoured the Jeopardy! host's tireless support of geographic education in Canada by renaming one of its most prestigious awards
Classroom Energy Diet Challenge winners
Photo credit: CEDC
Congratulations to all our participating classrooms on all their energy conservation efforts!
Vancouver geography teacher

Sean Nugent stands in his classroom before a map that highlights key aspects of physical geography, many of which feature prominently in the landscape of his home province of British Columbia. (Photo: Sean Nugent)

Photo: Sean Nugent
British Columbia teacher uses case studies to bring textbook concepts to life and to teach his students critical thinking
2019 winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Winners of the 2019 Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest, students of Khàtìnas.Àxh Community School in Teslin, Yukon. (Photo credit: Paul Gowdie, Parks Canada)

Photo credit: Paul Gowdie, Parks Canada
Yukon students from Khàtìnas.àxh Community School win an all-expenses-paid trip to Manitoba

Randy Wilkie has loved geography and history since he was young and that has propelled him into a decades-long career in education, from teaching high school students to aspiring teachers.

Photo: Randy Wilkie
Ontario teacher emphasizes to aspiring teachers the importance of making geography practical and engaging 
Calgary teacher hiking in Nepal

Alison Katzko loves to travel and has been involved in tsunami relief, setting up school art exchanges, and volunteering with schools and animal sanctuaries. Here she is pictured on a three-month trek in Nepal. (Photo: Alex Dunkley)

Photo: Alex Dunkley
Calgary teacher emphasizes inquiry through exploration in her classroom, using local waterways to teach students about the importance of water
Nova Scotia geography teacher John Trites with his dog Atlas

Retired high school teacher John Trites sits on the front steps of his home in Berwick, N.S., with his dog Atlas. (Photo courtesy John Trites)

Photo courtesy John Trites
Nova Scotia teacher with a passion for human geography helps shape the next generation of educators
Roberta Bondar, Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, and David Saint-Jacques (appearing via video link from the International Space Station) talk to students at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology

Roberta Bondar, Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, and David Saint-Jacques (appearing via video link to the International Space Station) came together at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa on Jan. 22 to mark the 27-year anniversary of Bondar's 1992 mission and to launch a new educational initiative called Exploring Earth. (Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Tanya Kirnishni/Canadian Geographic
The Exploring Earth project also involves Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar and aims to inspire students to learn about Earth’s landforms and natural processes from space
Alberta ministers and leaders stand together holding copies of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

RCGS CEO John Geiger (far left) presents new copies of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada to (from left to right) AFN Alberta Regional Chief Marlene Poitras, Trustee Carla Smiley of Edmonton Catholic School District, Elder Betty Letendre, Métis Nation of Alberta President Audrey Poitras, Indigenous Relations Minister Richard Feehan, Education Minister David Eggen and Transportation Minister Brian Mason. (Photo: Amol Dhillon)

Photo: Amol Dhillon
The Alberta government has announced a plan to provide every junior and high school with a copy of the atlas
Google Earth Voyager story about Canada's original place names

Each story panel features photographs of a particular location, some background about the place name, and a satellite view from above or a street-view.

Photo credit: Google Earth Voyager
Google Earth Voyager story highlights place names and naming practices of Indigenous Peoples across Canada
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